1A song of ascents. By David:
If Adonai hadn’t been for us —
let Isra’el repeat it —
2If Adonai hadn’t been for us
when people rose to attack us,
3then, when their anger blazed against us,
they would have swallowed us alive!
4Then the water would have engulfed us,
the torrent would have swept over us.
5Yes, the raging water
would have swept right over us.
6Blessed be Adonai, who did not leave us
to be a prey for their teeth!
7We escaped like a bird from the hunter’s trap;
the trap is broken, and we have escaped.
8Our help is in the name of Adonai,
the maker of heaven and earth.