If the LORD had not been on our side-- let Israel say1--
References for Psalms 124:1
if the LORD had not been on our side when men attacked us,
when their anger flared against us, they would have swallowed us alive;
the flood2 would have engulfed us, the torrent3 would have swept over us,
References for Psalms 124:4
the raging waters would have swept us away.
Praise be to the LORD, who has not let us be torn by their teeth.
We have escaped like a bird out of the fowler's snare;4 the snare has been broken,5 and we have escaped.
References for Psalms 124:7
Our help is in the name6 of the LORD, the Maker of heaven7 and earth.
References for Psalms 124:8