Psalm 124

A pilgrimage song. Of David.

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