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 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,
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.