A song of ascents. Of David.

Thanksgiving for Yahweh’s Help

1 "If [it had] not [been] Yahweh who was on our side," do let Israel say,
2 "If [it had] not [been] Yahweh who was on our side, when men rose up against us,
3 then they would have swallowed us alive, when their anger was kindled against us.
4 Then the waters would have flooded over us, [the] torrent would have passed over our soul.
5 Then over our soul would have passed the raging waters."
6 Blessed [be] Yahweh, who has not made us prey for their teeth.
7 Our soul has escaped like a bird from [the] snare of fowlers. The snare [is] broken, and we have escaped.
8 Our help [is] in the name of Yahweh, maker of heaven and earth.