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   The Book of Psalms.
The Harvard Classics.  1909–14.
Book V
Heathen Idols Contrasted with Jehovah
[1]  NOT unto us, O Jehovah, not unto us,
But unto thy name give glory,
For thy lovingkindness, and for thy truth’s sake.
[2]  Wherefore should the nations say,
Where is now their God?
[3]  But our God is in the heavens:
He hath done whatsoever he pleased.
[4]  Their idols are silver and gold,
The work of men’s hands.
[5]  They have 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 that make them shall be like unto them;
Yea, every one that trusteth in them.
[9]  O Israel, trust thou in Jehovah:
He is their help and their shield.
[10]  O house of Aaron, trust ye in Jehovah:
He is their help and their shield.
[11]  Ye that fear Jehovah, trust in Jehovah:
He is their help and their shield.
[12]  Jehovah hath been mindful of us; he will bless us:
He will bless the house of Israel;
He will bless the house of Aaron.
[13]  He will bless them that fear Jehovah,
Both small and great.
[14]  Jehovah increase you more and more,
You and your children.
[15]  Blessed are ye of Jehovah,
Who made heaven and earth.
[16]  The heavens are the heavens of Jehovah;
But the earth hath he given to the children of men.
[17]  The dead praise not Jehovah, 1
Neither any that go down into silence;
[18]  But we will bless Jehovah 2
From this time forth and for evermore.
Praise 3 ye Jehovah.
Note 1. Heb. Jah. [back]
Note 2. Heb. Hallelujah. [back]
Note 3. Heb. Hallelujah. [back]


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