1: Not to us, O Lord, not to us, but to your name let glory be given, because of your mercy and your unchanging faith. 2: Why may the nations say, Where is now their God? 3: But our God is in heaven: he has done whatever was pleasing to him. 4: Their images are silver and gold, the work of men's hands. 5: They have mouths, but no voice; they have eyes, but they see not; 6: They have ears, but no hearing; they have noses, but no sense of smell; 7: They have hands without feeling, and feet without power of walking; and no sound comes from their throat. 8: Those who make them are like them; and so is everyone who puts his faith in them. 9: O Israel, have faith in the Lord: he is their help and their breastplate. 10: O house of Aaron, have faith in the Lord: he is their help and their breastplate. 11: You worshippers of the Lord, have faith in the Lord: he is their help and their breastplate. 12: The Lord has kept us in mind and will give us his blessing; he will send blessings on the house of Israel and on the house of Aaron. 13: He will send blessings on the worshippers of the Lord, on the small and on the great. 14: May the Lord give you and your children still greater increase. 15: May you have the blessing of the Lord, who made heaven and earth. 16: The heavens are the Lord's; but the earth he has given to the children of men. 17: The dead do not give praise to the Lord; or those who go down to the underworld. 18: But we will give praise to the Lord now and for ever. Praise be to the Lord.