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Psalm 124 Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)

A song of David for going up to the Temple.

124 What would have happened to us if the Lord had not been on our side?
    Tell us about it, Israel.
What would have happened to us if the Lord had not been on our side
    when people attacked us?
They would have swallowed us alive
    when they became angry with us.
Their armies would have been
    like a flood washing over us,
    like a river drowning us.
Those proud people would have been
    like water rising up to our mouth and drowning us.

Praise the Lord!
    He did not let our enemies tear us apart.

We escaped like a bird from the net of a hunter.
    The net broke, and we escaped!
Our help came from the Lord,
    the one who made heaven and earth!

Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)

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Psalm 124 New International Version (NIV)

Psalm 124

A song of ascents. Of David.

If the Lord had not been on our side—
    let Israel say
if the Lord had not been on our side
    when people attacked us,
they would have swallowed us alive
    when their anger flared against us;
the flood would have engulfed us,
    the torrent would have swept over us,
the raging waters
    would have swept us away.

Praise be to the Lord,
    who has not let us be torn by their teeth.
We have escaped like a bird
    from the fowler’s snare;
the snare has been broken,
    and we have escaped.
Our help is in the name of the Lord,
    the Maker of heaven and earth.

New International Version (NIV)

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