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Psalms 115:1

    Psalms 115:1 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Not unto us, O LORD, not unto us, but unto thy name give glory, for thy mercy, and for thy truth's sake.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Not to us, O LORD, not to us, but to your name give glory, for your mercy, and for your truth's sake.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Not unto us, O Jehovah, not unto us, But unto thy name give glory, For thy lovingkindness, and for thy truth's sake.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Not to us, O Lord, not to us, but to your name let glory be given, because of your mercy and your unchanging faith.

    Webster's Revision

    Not unto us, O Jehovah, not unto us, But unto thy name give glory, For thy lovingkindness, and for thy truth's sake.

    World English Bible

    Not to us, Yahweh, not to us, but to your name give glory, for your loving kindness, and for your truth's sake.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Not unto us, O LORD, not unto us, but unto thy name give glory, for thy mercy, and for thy truth's sake.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 115:1

    Not unto us, O Lord - We take no merit to ourselves; as thine is the kingdom, and the power in that kingdom, so is thy glory.

    For thy mercy, and for thy truth's sake - Thy mercy gave thy promise, thy truth fulfilled it.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 115:1

    Not unto us, O Lord, not unto us, but unto thy name give glory - This apparently abrupt commencement of the psalm was undoubtedly in reference to some circumstances which would be well understood at the time when the psalm was composed, but which cannot be definitely ascertained now. It seems to have been in view of some existing troubles, and the language at the same time expresses a hope of the divine interposition, and a feeling that the praise of such interposition would belong wholly to God. The phrase "give glory" means, give all the honor and praise. See the notes at Psalm 29:1-2.

    For thy mercy - The mercy or the favor which we seek and look for - thy gracious help in the time of trouble.

    And for thy truth's sake - Thy faithfulness to thy promises; thy faithfulness to thy people. The psalmist anticipated this manifestation of faithfulness with confidence; he felt that all the praise for such an anticipated interposition would belong to God.