1If it had not been יהוה who was on our side, Let Yisra’ĕl now say;
2“If it had not been יהוה who was on our side, When men rose up against us,
3Then they would have swallowed us alive, In their burning rage against us;"
4“Then the waters would have overwhelmed us, The stream would have gone over our being;
5“Then the proud waters Would have gone over our being.”
6Blessed be יהוה, Who did not give us as prey to their teeth.
7Our being has escaped like a bird From the snare of the trappers; The snare was broken, and we have escaped.
8Our help is in the Name of יהוה, Maker of the heavens and earth.