Psalm 124

English Standard Version

1 A Song of Ascents. Of David. If it had not been the Lord who was on our side— let Israel now say— (Ps 94:17; Ps 120:1; Ps 129:1) 2 if it had not been the Lord who was on our side when people rose up against us, 3 then they would have swallowed us up alive, when their anger was kindled against us; (Ps 56:1) 4 then the flood would have swept us away, the torrent would have gone over us; (Job 22:11; Ps 32:6; Ps 69:1; Ps 69:2; Isa 8:8) 5 then over us would have gone the raging waters. 6 Blessed be the Lord, who has not given us as prey to their teeth! 7 We have escaped like a bird from the snare of the fowlers; the snare is broken, and we have escaped! (Ps 91:3) 8 Our help is in the name of the Lord, who made heaven and earth. (Ps 121:2)