124:1 A Song of degrees of David. If [it had not been] the LORD who was a on our side, now may Israel say;
(a) He shows that God was ready to help at need and that there was no other way to be saved, but by this means alone. 124:3 Then they had swallowed us up b quick, when their wrath was kindled against us:
(b) So unable were we to resist. 124:4 Then the c waters had overwhelmed us, the stream had gone over our soul:
(c) He uses proper similitudes to express the great danger that the Church was in, and out of which God miraculously delivered them. 124:7 Our soul is escaped as a bird out of the d snare of the fowlers: the snare is broken, and we are escaped.
(d) For the wicked not only furiously rage against the faithful, but craftily imagined to destroy them.