A song for those who go up to Jerusalem to worship the Lord.= A psalm of David.

1 Here is what Israel should say. Suppose the LORD had not been on our side.
2 Suppose the LORD had not been on our side when our enemies attacked us.
3 Suppose he had not been on our side when their anger blazed out against us. Then they would have swallowed us alive.
4 They would have been like a flood that drowned us. They would have swept over us like a rushing river.
5 They would have washed us away like a swollen stream.
6 Give praise to the Lord. He has not let our enemies chew us up.
7 We have escaped like a bird from a hunter's trap. The trap has been broken, and we have escaped.
8 Our help comes from the Lord. He is the Maker of heaven and earth.