Psalm 124
The Lord Is on Our Side
A song of ascents. Of David.
1If the Lord had not been on our side —
let Israel say —
2if the Lord had not been on our side124:1–2 Ps 94:17; Rm 8:31
when people attacked us,124:2 Ps 129:1
3then they would have swallowed us alive
in their burning anger against us.124:3 Ps 35:25; 56:1; Pr 1:12
4Then the water would have engulfed us;
the torrent would have swept over us;
5the raging water would have swept over us.124:4–5 Jb 22:11; Ps 32:6; 69:2

6Blessed be the Lord,
who has not let us be ripped apart by their teeth.124:6 Ps 27:2; Pr 30:14
7We have escaped like a bird from the hunter’s net;
the net is torn, and we have escaped.124:7 Ps 91:3
8Our help is in the name of the Lord,
the Maker of heaven and earth.124:8 Ps 115:15; 121:2