Psalm 124

The Lord Is on Our Side

A Davidic song of ascents.

If the Lord had not been on our side—
let Israel say—
If the Lord had not been on our side(A)
when men attacked us,(B)
then they would have swallowed us alive
in their burning anger against us.(C)
Then the waters would have engulfed us;
the torrent would have swept over us;
the raging waters would have swept over us.(D)

Praise the Lord,
who has not let us be ripped apart by their teeth.(E)
We have escaped like a bird from the hunter’s net;
the net is torn, and we have escaped.(F)
Our help is in the name of Yahweh,
the Maker of heaven and earth.(G)

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