Good News Translation (GNB)
115

The One True God

1151To you alone, O LORD, to you alone,

and not to us, must glory be given

because of your constant love and faithfulness.

2Why should the nations ask us,

“Where is your God?”

3Our God is in heaven;

he does whatever he wishes.

4

115.4–8:
Ps 135.15–18
Rev 9.20
Their gods are made of silver and gold,

formed by human hands.

5They have mouths, but cannot speak,

and eyes, but cannot see.

6They have ears, but cannot hear,

and noses, but cannot smell.

7They have hands, but cannot feel,

and feet, but cannot walk;

they cannot make a sound.

8May all who made them and who trust in them

become115.8 May allbecome; or All who made them and who trust in them will become. like the idols they have made.

9Trust in the LORD, you people of Israel.

He helps you and protects you.

10Trust in the LORD, you priests of God.

He helps you and protects you.

11Trust in the LORD, all you that worship him.

He helps you and protects you.

12The LORD remembers us and will bless us;

he will bless the people of Israel

and all the priests of God.

13

115.13:
Rev 11.18
19.5
He will bless everyone who honours him,

the great and the small alike.

14May the LORD give you children —

you and your descendants!

15May you be blessed by the LORD,

who made heaven and earth!

16Heaven belongs to the LORD alone,

but he gave the earth to the human race.

17The LORD is not praised by the dead,

by any who go down to the land of silence.115.17 land of silence: The world of the dead (see 6.5).

18But we, the living, will give thanks to him

now and for ever.

Praise the LORD!

116

Someone Saved from Death Praises God

1161I love the LORD, because he hears me;

he listens to my prayers.

2He listens to me

every time I call to him.

3The danger of death was all round me;

the horrors of the grave closed in on me;

I was filled with fear and anxiety.

4Then I called to the LORD,

“I beg you, LORD, save me!”

5The LORD is merciful and good;

our God is compassionate.

6The LORD protects the helpless;

when I was in danger, he saved me.

7Be confident, my heart,

because the LORD has been good to me.

8The LORD saved me from death;

he stopped my tears

and kept me from defeat.

9And so I walk in the presence of the LORD

in the world of the living.

10

116.10:
2 Cor 4.13
I kept on believing, even when I said,

“I am completely crushed,”

11even when I was afraid and said,

“No one can be trusted.”

12What can I offer the LORD

for all his goodness to me?

13I will bring a wine offering to the LORD,

to thank him for saving me.

14In the assembly of all his people

I will give him what I have promised.

15How painful it is to the LORD

when one of his people dies!

16I am your servant, LORD;

I serve you, just as my mother did.

You have saved me from death.

17I will give you a sacrifice of thanksgiving

and offer my prayer to you.

18-19In the assembly of all your people,

in the sanctuary of your Temple in Jerusalem,

I will give you what I have promised.

Praise the LORD!

117

In Praise of the LORD

1171

117.1:
Rom 15.11
Praise the LORD, all nations!

Praise him, all peoples!

2His love for us is strong

and his faithfulness is eternal.

Praise the LORD!