A song of ascents,2 by David.
124:1 “If the Lord had not been on our side” –
let Israel say this! –
124:2 if the Lord had not been on our side,
when men attacked us,3
124:3 they would have swallowed us alive,
when their anger raged against us.
124:4 The water would have overpowered us;
the current4 would have overwhelmed5 us.6
124:5 The raging water
would have overwhelmed us.7
124:6 The Lord deserves praise,8
for9 he did not hand us over as prey to their teeth.
124:7 We escaped with our lives,10 like a bird from a hunter’s snare.
The snare broke, and we escaped.
124:8 Our deliverer is the Lord,11
the Creator12 of heaven and earth.