1 A Song of Ascents. Of David.
2 If it had not been the LORD who was on our side, let Israel now say--
3 if it had not been the LORD who was on our side, when men rose up against us,
4 then they would have swallowed us up alive, when their anger was kindled against us;
5 then the flood would have swept us away, the torrent would have gone over us;
6 then over us would have gone the raging waters.
7 Blessed be the LORD, who has not given us as prey to their teeth!
8 We have escaped as a bird from the snare of the fowlers; the snare is broken, and we have escaped! [ (Psalms 124:9) Our help is in the name of the LORD, who made heaven and earth. ]