A pilgrimage song. Of David.
1If the LORD hadn’t been for us—
let Israel now repeat!—
2if the LORD hadn’t been for us,
when those people attacked us
3then they would have swallowed us up whole
with their rage burning against us!
4Then the waters would have drowned us;
the torrent would have come over our necks;#Or soul; also in 124:5, 7
5then the raging waters would have come over our necks!
6Bless the LORD
because he didn’t hand us over
like food for our enemies’ teeth!
7We escaped like a bird from the hunters’ trap;
the trap was broken so we escaped!
8Our help is in the name of the LORD,
the maker of heaven and earth.