"1Had it not been the LORDwho was on our side," 2Let Israelnowsay,
"Had it not been the LORDwho was on our side When menrose up against us,
3Then they would have 3swallowed us alive, When their 4anger was kindled against us;
4Then the 5waters would have engulfed us, The stream would have asweptover our soul;
5Then the 6ragingwaters would have bsweptover our soul."
6Blessed be the LORD, Who has not given us cto be 7torn by their teeth.
Our soul has 8escaped9as a bird out of the 10snare of the trapper; The snare is broken and we have escaped.
Our 11help is in the name of the LORD, Who 12madeheaven and earth.