A Song of Ascents; of David.
1If it had not been the LORD who was on our side,
Let Israel now say;
2If it had not been the LORD who was on our side,
When men rose up against us:
3Then they had swallowed us up alive,
When their wrath was kindled against us:
4Then the waters had overwhelmed us,
The stream had gone over our soul:
5Then the proud waters had gone over our soul.
6Blessed be the LORD,
Who hath not given us as a prey to their teeth.
7Our soul is escaped as a bird out of the snare of the fowlers:
The snare is broken, and we are escaped.
8Our help is in the name of the LORD,
Who made heaven and earth.