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