A song for those who go up to Jerusalem to worship the Lord. A psalm of David.
1Here is what Israel should say.
Suppose the Lord had not been on our side.
2Suppose the Lord had not been on our side
when our enemies attacked us.
3Suppose he had not been on our side
when their anger blazed out against us.
Then they would have swallowed us alive.
4They would have been like a flood that drowned us.
They would have swept over us like a rushing river.
5They would have washed us away
like a swollen stream.
6Give praise to the Lord.
He has not let our enemies chew us up.
7We have escaped like a bird
from a hunter's trap.
The trap has been broken,
and we have escaped.
8Our help comes from the Lord.
He is the Maker of heaven and earth.