The Lord the Defense of His PeopleA Song of Ascents. Of David.
1“If it had not been the Lord who was on our ⚓side,”
⚓Let Israel now say—
2“If it had not been the Lord who was on our side,
When men rose up against us,
3Then they would have ⚓swallowed us alive,
When their wrath was kindled against us;
4Then the waters would have overwhelmed us,
The stream would have gone over our soul;
5Then the swollen waters
Would have gone over our soul.”
6Blessed be the Lord,
Who has not given us as prey to their teeth.
7⚓Our soul has escaped ⚓as a bird from the snare of the fowlers;
The snare is broken, and we have escaped.
8⚓Our help is in the name of the Lord,
⚓Who made heaven and earth.