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Jehovah’s Witnesses

English

Online Bible | NEW WORLD TRANSLATION OF THE HOLY SCRIPTURES (1984 EDITION) See 2013 revision

Psalm 115:1-18

115*  To us belongs nothing, O Jehovah, to us belongs nothing,+ But to your name give glory+ According to your loving-kindness, according to your trueness.*+   Why should the nations say:+ “Where, now, is their God?”+   But our God is in the heavens;+ Everything that he delighted [to do] he has done.+   Their idols are silver and gold,+ The work of the hands of earthling man.*+   A mouth they have, but they cannot speak;+ Eyes they have, but they cannot see;+   Ears they have, but they cannot hear.+ A nose they have, but they cannot smell.+   Hands are theirs, but they cannot feel.+ Feet are theirs, but they cannot walk;+ They utter no sound with their throat.+   Those making them will become just like them,+ All those who are trusting in them.+   O Israel, trust in Jehovah;+ He is their help and their shield.+ 10  O house of Aaron, put YOUR trust in Jehovah;+ He is their help and their shield.+ 11  YOU that fear Jehovah, trust in Jehovah;+ He is their help and their shield.+ 12  Jehovah himself has remembered us; he will bless,+ He will bless the house of Israel,+ He will bless the house of Aaron.+ 13  He will bless those fearing Jehovah,+ The small ones as well as the great ones.+ 14  Jehovah will give increase to YOU,+ To YOU and to YOUR sons.+ 15  YOU are the ones blessed by Jehovah,+ The Maker of heaven and earth.+ 16  As regards the heavens, to Jehovah the heavens belong,+ But the earth he has given to the sons of men.*+ 17  The dead themselves do not praise Jah,*+ Nor do any going down into silence.+ 18  But we ourselves* will bless Jah*+ From now on and to time indefinite.+ Praise Jah, YOU people!*+

Footnotes

LXXTh and many Heb. mss combine Ps 114 and 115 to form one continuous psalm (Ps 114) of 26 vss.
“Your trueness (truthfulness; truth).” Heb., ʼamit·teʹkha; Lat., ve·ri·taʹte tuʹa.
“Earthling man.” Heb., ʼa·dhamʹ.
Or, “earthling man.” Heb., ʼa·dhamʹ.
“Jah.” Heb., Yah. See 68:4 ftn.
“We ourselves,” M; LXX, “we the living”; Vg, “we who are alive.”
“Jah,” MT; LXXSyVg, “Jehovah.”
See 104:35 ftns.