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The Lord the Defense of His People
A Song of Ascents. Of David.
1“If it had not been the Lord who was on our #Ps. 25:15side,”
#Ps. 118:6; (Rom. 8:31)Let Israel now say—
2“If it had not been the Lord who was on our side,
When men rose up against us,
3Then they would have #Ps. 129:1swallowed us alive,
When their wrath was kindled against us;
4Then the waters would have overwhelmed us,
The stream would have gone over our soul;
5Then the swollen waters
Would have gone over our soul.”
6Blessed be the Lord,
Who has not given us as prey to their teeth.
7#Num. 16:30; Ps. 56:1, 2; 57:3; Prov. 1:12Our soul has escaped #Ps. 91:3as a bird from the snare of the fowlers;
The snare is broken, and we have escaped.
8#Prov. 6:5; Hos. 9:8Our help is in the name of the Lord,
#(Ps. 121:2)Who made heaven and earth.