1 A song of ascents. By David: If ADONAI hadn't been for us -let Isra'el repeat it -
2 If ADONAI hadn't been for us when people rose to attack us,
3 then, when their anger blazed against us, they would have swallowed us alive!
4 Then the water would have engulfed us, the torrent would have swept over us.
5 Yes, the raging water would have swept right over us.
6 Blessed be ADONAI, who did not leave us to be a prey for their teeth!
7 We escaped like a bird from the hunter's trap; the trap is broken, and we have escaped.
8 Our help is in the name of ADONAI, the maker of heaven and earth.