when their anger flared against us, they would have swallowed us alive;
the flood1 would have engulfed us, the torrent2 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;3 the snare has been broken,4 and we have escaped.
References for Psalms 124:7
Our help is in the name5 of the LORD, the Maker of heaven6 and earth.
References for Psalms 124:8