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This is a minor adaptation of the WEB to include nuanced meanings of particular ancient words for placenames, God and others of special interest. In general square brackets:[] are used to indicated words not found in the original text. It also indicates the 5 books of the Psalms; and a few passages considered by some to be of questionable authenticity.



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Psalm 115

1Not to us, TheIAM, not to us, but to your name give glory, for your loving kindness, and for your truth's sake. 2Why should the nations say, "Where is their God, now?" 3But our God is in the heavens. He does whatever he pleases. 4Their idols are silver and gold, the work of men's hands. 5They have mouths, but they don't speak. They have eyes, but they don't see. 6They have ears, but they don't hear. They have noses, but they don't smell. 7They have hands, but they don't feel. They have feet, but they don't walk, neither do they speak through their throat. 8Those who make them will be like them; yes, everyone who trusts in them. 9Israel, trust in TheIAM! He is their help and their shield. 10House of Aaron, trust in TheIAM! He is their help and their shield. 11You who fear TheIAM, trust in TheIAM! He is their help and their shield. 12TheIAM remembers us. He will bless us. He will bless the house of Israel. He will bless the house of Aaron. 13He will bless those who fear TheIAM, both small and great. 14May TheIAM increase you more and more, you and your children. 15Blessed are you by TheIAM, who made heaven and earth. 16The heavens are the heavens of TheIAM; but the earth has he given to the children of men. 17The dead don't praise IAM, neither any who go down into silence; 18But we will bless IAM, from this time forth and forevermore. Praise IAM!