Psalm 115: complete, commentary


CommentPsalm 115 is a widespread opinion that was written in the period immediately following exile, when the people of Israel had to face the adversities put in place by the Samaritans and other opponents who, celebrating their idols, mocked him asking where he is your God. The Israelites therefore ask to be helped so that everything settles down, making the glory of God triumph in the face of the vanity of the idols professed by those who have lost their way.

Psalm 115 complete

[1] Not to us, Lord, not to us, but to your name it gives glory, for your faithfulness, for your grace.

[2] Why should people say: "Where is their God?".

[3] Our God is in heaven, he does everything he wants.

[4] The idols of the people are silver and gold, the work of human hands.

[5] They have mouths and do not speak, have eyes and do not see,

[6] they have ears and do not smell, have nostrils and do not smell.

[7] They have hands and do not touch, have feet and do not walk; from the throat do not emit sounds.

[8] Let them be the maker of them and whoever trusts in them.

[9] Israel trusts in the Lord: he is their help and their shield.

[10] Trust the house of Aaron in the Lord: he is their help and their shield.

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[11] Whoever fears him, trust in the Lord: he is their help and their shield.

[12] The Lord remembers us, blesses us: blesses the house of Israel, blesses the house of Aaron.

[13] The Lord blesses those who fear him, blesses the little ones and the great ones.

[14] May the Lord make you and your children fruitful.

[15] Be blessed by the Lord who made heaven and earth.

[16] The heavens are the heavens of the Lord, but he gave the earth to the children of man.

[17] Not the dead praise the Lord, nor those who go down to the grave.

[18] But we, the living, bless the Lord now and always.

Psalm 115 • We will bless the Lord forevermore (May 2022)

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