1 Not to us, LORD, not to us ¶ but to your name be the glory, ¶ because of your love and faithfulness.
2 Why do the nations say, ¶ "Where is their God?"
3 Our God is in heaven; he does whatever pleases him.
4 But their idols are silver and gold, made by human hands.
5 They have mouths, but cannot speak, eyes, but cannot see.
6 They have ears, but cannot hear, noses, but cannot smell.
7 They have hands, but cannot feel, feet, but cannot walk, ¶ nor can they utter a sound with their throats.
8 Those who make them will be like them, and so will all who trust in them.
9 All you Israelites, trust in the LORD — ¶ he is their help and shield.
10 House of Aaron, trust in the LORD — he is their help and shield.
11 You who fear him, trust in the LORD — he is their help and shield.
12 The LORD remembers us and will bless us: ¶ He will bless his people Israel, ¶ he will bless the house of Aaron,
13 he will bless those who fear the LORD — small and great alike.
14 May the LORD cause you to flourish, ¶ both you and your children.
15 May you be blessed by the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth.
16 The highest heavens belong to the LORD, ¶ but the earth he has given to mankind.
17 It is not the dead who praise the LORD, those who go down to the place of silence;
18 it is we who extol the LORD, both now and forevermore. ¶ Praise the LORD. [^1]