If the LORD had not been on our side-- let Israel say1--
if the LORD had not been on our side when people attacked us,
they would have swallowed us alive when their anger flared against us;
the flood2 would have engulfed us, the torrent3 would have swept over us,
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 from the fowler's snare;4 the snare has been broken,5 and we have escaped.