Psalms Chapter 115
(Original 1611 KJV Bible)
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1 Because God is truly glorious, 4 and Idols are vanity, 9 He exhorteth to confidence in God. 12 God is to be blessed for his blessings.
Not vnto vs, O Lord, not vnto vs, but vnto thy name giue glory: for thy mercy, and for thy truthes sake.
Wherefore should the heathen say: Where is now their God?2
But our God is in the heauens: he hath done whatsoeuer he pleased.3
Their idoles are siluer and gold: the worke of mens hands.4
They haue mouths, but they speake not; eies haue they, but they see not.
They haue eares, but they heare not: noses haue they, but they smell not.
They haue hands, but they handle not, feete haue they, but they walke not: neither speake they through their throat.
They that make them are like vnto them: so is euery one that trusteth in them.
O Israel, trust thou in the Lord: he is their helpe and their shield.
O house of Aaron, trust in the Lord: he is their helpe & their shield.
Ye that feare the Lord trust in the Lord: he is their helpe and their shield.
The Lord hath bene mindfull of vs, he will blesse vs, he will blesse the house of Israel: he will blesse the house of Aaron.
Hee will blesse them that feare the Lord: both small and great.13
The Lord shall increase you more and more: you and your children.
You are blessed of the Lord: which made heauen and earth.
The heauen, euen the heauens are the Lords: but the earth hath hee giuen to the children of men.
The dead praise not the Lord: neither any that go downe into silence.
But we will blesse the Lord, from this time foorth and for euermore. Praise the Lord.18
Psalms Chapter 115 Sidenote References (from Original 1611 KJV Bible):
2 Psal.42. 10 & 79. 10.
4 Psal.135. 15.
13 Hebr. with.
18 Dan.2. 20.
* Courtesy of Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Pennsylvania