1A Song of degrees of David. If it had not been the LORD who was on our side, now may Israel 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 quick, 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.
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Our Help Is in the Name of the Lord
1A 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)2if it had not been the Lord who was on our side when people rose up against us,3then they would have swallowed us up alive, when their anger was kindled against us; (Ps 56:1)4then 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)5then over us would have gone the raging waters.6Blessed be the Lord, who has not given us as prey to their teeth!7We have escaped like a bird from the snare of the fowlers; the snare is broken, and we have escaped! (Ps 91:3)8Our help is in the name of the Lord, who made heaven and earth. (Ps 121:2)