Psalm 124:1-8 ESV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 If it had not been the LORD who was on our side-- let Israel now say-- 1 If the LORD had not been on our side-- let Israel say--
2 if it had not been the LORD who was on our side when people rose up against us, 2 if the LORD had not been on our side when men attacked us,
3 then they would have swallowed us up alive, when their anger was kindled against us; 3 when their anger flared against us, they would have swallowed us alive;
4 then the flood would have swept us away, the torrent would have gone over us; 4 the flood would have engulfed us, the torrent would have swept over us,
5 then over us would have gone the raging waters. 5 the raging waters would have swept us away.
6 Blessed be the LORD, who has not given us as prey to their teeth! 6 Praise be to the LORD, who has not let us be torn by their teeth.
7 We have escaped like a bird from the snare of the fowlers; the snare is 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 is in the name of the LORD, who made heaven and earth. 8 Our help is in the name of the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth.