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Psalm 124:1 ASV
If it had not been Jehovah who was on our side, Let Israel now say,
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Psalm 124:1 CEB
If the LORD hadn't been for us— let Israel now repeat!—
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Psalm 124:1 CJB
A song of ascents. By David: If ADONAI hadn't been for us -let Isra'el repeat it -
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Psalm 124:1 RHE
(123-1) <A gradual canticle.> If it had not been that the Lord was with us, let Israel now say:
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Psalm 124:1 ESV
If it had not been the LORD who was on our side-- let Israel now say--
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Psalm 124:1 GW
"If the LORD had not been on our side..." (Israel should repeat this.)
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Psalm 124:1 GNT
What if the Lord had not been on our side? Answer, O Israel!
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Psalm 124:1 CSB
If the Lord had not been on our side- let Israel say-
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Psalm 124:1 KJV
If it had not been the LORD who was on our side, now may Israel say ;
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Psalm 124:1 LEB
"If [it had] not [been] Yahweh who was on our side," do let Israel say,
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Psalm 124:1 NAS
"Had it not been the LORD who was on our side," Let Israel now say,
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Psalm 124:1 NCV
What if the Lord had not been on our side? (Let Israel repeat this.)
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Psalm 124:1 NIRV
Here is what Israel should say. Suppose the LORD had not been on our side.
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Psalm 124:1 NIV
If the LORD had not been on our side-- let Israel say--
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Psalm 124:1 NKJV
A Song of Ascents. Of David. "If it had not been the Lord who was on our side," Let Israel now say--
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Psalm 124:1 NLT
A song for the ascent to Jerusalem. A psalm of David. If the LORD had not been on our side -- let Israel now say --
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Psalm 124:1 NRS
If it had not been the Lord who was on our side —let Israel now say—
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Psalm 124:1 RSV
A Song of Ascents. Of David. If it had not been the LORD who was on our side, let Israel now say--
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Psalm 124:1 DBY
{A Song of degrees. Of David.} If it had not been Jehovah who was for us -- oh let Israel say --
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Psalm 124:1 MSG
If God hadn't been for us - all together now, Israel, sing out! -
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Psalm 124:1 WBT
A Song of degrees of David. If [it had not been] the LORD who was on our side, now may Israel say;
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Psalm 124:1 TNIV
If the LORD had not been on our side-- let Israel say--
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Psalm 124:1 WYC
The song of degrees of David. Israel say now, No but for the Lord was in us; (The song of degrees for David. Let Israel say now, If the Lord was not with us/If the Lord had not been for us,)
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Psalm 124:1 YLT
A Song of the Ascents, by David. Save [for] Jehovah -- who hath been for us, (Pray, let Israel say),
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Psalms 124 Commentary - Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Concise)

Chapter 124

The deliverance of the church. (1-5) Thankfulness for the deliverance. (6-8)

Verses 1-5 God suffers the enemies of his people sometimes to prevail very far against them, that his power may be seen the more in their deliverance. Happy the people whose God is Jehovah, a God all-sufficient. Besides applying this to any particular deliverance wrought in our days and the ancient times, we should have in our thoughts the great work of redemption by Jesus Christ, by which believers were rescued from Satan.

Verses 6-8 God is the Author of all our deliverances, and he must have the glory. The enemies lay snares for God's people, to bring them into sin and trouble, and to hold them there. Sometimes they seem to prevail; but in the Lord let us put our trust, and we shall not be put to confusion. The believer will ascribe all the honour of his salvation, to the power, mercy, and truth of God, and look back with wonder and thanksgiving on the way in which the Lord has led him. Let us rejoice that our help for the time to come is in him who made heaven and earth.

Psalms 124 Commentary - Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

PSALM 124

Psalms 124:1-8 . The writer, for the Church, praises God for past, and expresses trust for future, deliverance from foes.

1, 2. on our side--for us ( Psalms 56:9 ).
now--or, "oh! let Israel"

2. rose . . . against, &c.--( Psalms 3:1 , 56:11 ).

3. Then--that is, the time of our danger.
quick--literally, "living" ( Numbers 16:32 Numbers 16:33 ), description of ferocity.

4, 5. (Compare Psalms 18:4 Psalms 18:16 ).

5. The epithet proud added to waters denotes insolent enemies.

6, 7. The figure is changed to that of a rapacious wild beast ( Psalms 3:7 ), and then of a fowler ( Psalms 91:3 ), complete escape is denoted by breaking the net.

8. (Compare Psalms 121:2 ).
name--in the usual sense ( Psalms 5:11 , 20:1 ). He thus places over against the great danger the omnipotent God, and drowns, as it were in an anthem, the wickedness of the whole world and of hell, just as a great fire consumes a little drop of water [LUTHER].