If the LORD hadn't been for us— let Israel now repeat!—
if the LORD hadn't been for us, when those people attacked us
then they would have swallowed us up whole with their rage burning against us!
Then the waters would have drowned us; the torrent would have come over our necks;a5
then the raging waters would have come over our necks!
Bless the LORD because he didn't hand us over like food for our enemies' teeth!
We escaped like a bird from the hunters' trap; the trap was broken so we escaped!
Our help is in the name of the LORD, the maker of heaven and earth.