God is called upon to assert his own honour against the reproaches of the heathen. The vanity of idols. An exhortation to trust in God, who will not fail to bless and preserve his church.
1 Not 1unto us, O Lord, not unto us, but unto thy name 2give glory, for thy mercy, and for thy truth's sake.
2 Wherefore should the heathen say, 1Where is now their God?
3 But 1our God is in the heavens: he hath done whatsoever he hath pleased.
4 Their 1idols are silver and gold, 2the work of men's hands.
5 They 1have mouths, but they speak not: eyes have they, but they see not:
6 They have ears, but they hear not: noses have they, but they smell not:
7 They have hands, but they handle not: feet have they, but they walk not: neither speak they through their throat.
8 They 1that make them are like unto them; so is every one that trusteth in them.
9 O 1Israel, trust thou in the Lord: 2he is their help and their shield.
10 O 1house of Aaron, trust in the Lord: he is their help and their shield.
11 Ye 1that fear the Lord, trust in the Lord: he is their help and their shield.
12 The 1Lord hath been mindful of us: 2he will bless us; he will bless the house of Israel; he will bless the house of Aaron.
13 He 1will bless them that fear the Lord, both small aand great.
14 The 1Lord shall 2increase you more and more, you and your children.
15 1Ye are blessed of the Lord which made heaven and earth.
16 The 1heaven, even the heavens, are the Lord's: but 2the earth hath he given to the children of men.
17 The 1dead praise not the Lord, neither any that go down into silence.
18 But 1we will bless the Lord from this time forth and for evermore. 2Praise the Lord.