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Psalm 124 NIRV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Here is what Israel should say. Suppose the LORD had not been on our side. 1 If the LORD had not been on our side-- let Israel say--
2 Suppose the LORD had not been on our side when our enemies attacked us. 2 if the LORD had not been on our side when men 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. 3 when their anger flared against us, 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. 4 the flood would have engulfed us, the torrent would have swept over us,
5 They would have washed us away like a swollen stream. 5 the raging waters would have swept us away.
6 Give praise to the Lord. He has not let our enemies chew us up. 6 Praise be to the LORD, who has not let us be torn by their teeth.
7 We have escaped like a bird from a hunter's trap. The trap has been broken, and we have escaped. 7 We have escaped like a bird out of the fowler's snare; the snare has been broken, and we have escaped.
8 Our help comes from the Lord. He is the Maker of heaven and earth. 8 Our help is in the name of the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth.