A Song of Ascents. Of David.
1If it had not been the Lord who was on our side,
now may Israel say,
2#Ps 63:1; 84:2 if it had not been the Lord who was on our side,
when men rose up against us,
3#Ps 79:10; 80:5 then they would have swallowed us up,
when their wrath was kindled againstus;
4#Isa 30:29; Ps 62:8 then the flood would have overwhelmedus,
the torrent would have passed over our lives;
5#Ps 42:11; 43:5 then the surging waters
would have gone over us.
6#2Sa 17:22; Dt 3:8–9 Blessed be the Lord,
who has not given us for a prey to their teeth.
7#Ps 88:7; Jnh 2:3 We have escaped
as a bird out of the snare of the hunters;
the snare is broken,
and we have escaped.
8#Job 35:10; Ps 63:6 Our help is in the name of the Lord,
who made heaven and earth.