A song of David for going up to the Temple.
1What would have happened to us if the Lord had not been on our side?
Tell us about it, Israel.
2What would have happened to us if the Lord had not been on our side
when people attacked us?
3They would have swallowed us alive
when they became angry with us.
4Their armies would have been
like a flood washing over us,
like a river drowning us.
5Those proud people would have been
like water rising up to our mouth and drowning us.
6Praise the Lord!
He did not let our enemies tear us apart.
7We escaped like a bird from the net of a hunter.
The net broke, and we escaped!
8Our help came from the Lord,
the one who made heaven and earth!