A Song of degrees. Of David.
1If it had not been Jehovah who was for us — oh let Israel say — 2If it had not been Jehovah who was for us, when men rose up against us, 3Then they had swallowed us up alive, when their anger was kindled against us; 4Then the waters had overwhelmed us, a torrent had gone over our soul; 5Then the proud waters had gone over our soul.
6Blessed be Jehovah, who gave us not up 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 have escaped. 8Our help is in the name of Jehovah, the maker of heavens and earth.