1 A Song of the Ascents. Of David.
“If Jehovah had not been with us”—Let Israel now say—
2 “If Jehovah had not been with us When men rose up to attack us,
3 Then they would have swallowed us up alive When their anger was burning against us.
4 Then the waters would have washed us away, The torrent would have swept over us.
5 The raging waters would have overwhelmed us.
6 May Jehovah be praised, For he has not given us as prey to their teeth.
7 We are like a bird that escaped From the hunter’s trap; The trap was broken, And we escaped.
8 Our help is in the name of Jehovah, The Maker of heaven and earth.”