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,

References for Psalms 124:1

    • a 124:1 - The Hebrew Bible counts the superscription as the first verse of the psalm
      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.

      References for Psalms 124:6

        • b 124:6 - Hebrew "given"
          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.