Because God is truly glorious,
Psalms 115:1 Not vnto vs, O Lord, not vnto vs, but vnto thy Name giue the glorie, for thy louing mercie and for thy truethes sake. Psalms 115:2 Wherefore shall the heathen say, Where is nowe their God? Psalms 115:3 But our God is in heauen: he doeth what so euer he will.
and idols are vanity,
Psalms 115:4 Their idoles are siluer and golde, euen the worke of mens hands. Psalms 115:5 They haue a mouth and speake not: they haue eyes and see not. Psalms 115:6 They haue eares and heare not: they haue noses and smell not. Psalms 115:7 They haue handes and touche not: they haue feete and walke not: neither make they a sound with their throte. Psalms 115:8 They that make them are like vnto them: so are all that trust in them.
he exhorteth to confidence in God.
Psalms 115:9 O Israel, trust thou in the Lorde: for he is their helpe and their shielde. Psalms 115:10 O house of Aaron, trust ye in the Lord: for he is their helpe and their shielde. Psalms 115:11 Ye that feare the Lorde, trust in the Lord: for he is their helper and their shield.
God is to be praised for his blessings.
Psalms 115:12 The Lord hath bene mindfull of vs: he will blesse, he will blesse the house of Israel, he will blesse the house of Aaron. Psalms 115:13 He will blesse them that feare the Lorde, both small and great. Psalms 115:14 The Lord will increase his graces towarde you, euen toward you and toward your children. Psalms 115:15 Ye are blessed of the Lorde, which made the heauen and the earth. Psalms 115:16 The heauens, euen the heauens are the Lordes: but he hath giuen the earth to the sonnes of men. Psalms 115:17 The dead prayse not the Lord, neither any that goe downe into the place of silence. Psalms 115:18 But we will prayse the Lorde from henceforth and for euer. Prayse ye the Lord.