Psalms 124:6

6 Praise be to the LORD, who has not let us be torn by their teeth.

Psalms 124:6 in Other Translations

6 Blessed be the LORD, who hath not given us as a prey to their teeth.
6 Blessed be the LORD, who has not given us as prey to their teeth!
6 Praise the LORD, who did not let their teeth tear us apart!
6 Oh, blessed be God! He didn't go off and leave us. He didn't abandon us defenseless, helpless as a rabbit in a pack of snarling dogs.
6 Praise the Lord, who has not let us be ripped apart by their teeth.

Psalms 124:6 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 124:6

Blessed [be] the Lord
Here begins the church's thanksgiving for deliverance from all their enemies, their proud persecutors; and from all afflictions and troubles by them; which they could never have been delivered from, had not the Lord appeared for them; and therefore it is but just that he should have all the glory of it, and be blessed and praised on account thereof;

who hath not given us [as] a prey to their teeth;
the teeth of wicked men are like spears and arrows, like swords and knives, to devour good men; their passions are strong, and their desires very vehement after their ruin; and, if suffered, the saints would fall an easy prey to them: but God will not give them up to them, either to Satan the devouring lion, or to any of his emissaries; nay, when they have seized them, and got them in their mouths, they shall be snatched from them, as the lamb out of the mouth of the lion and the bear by David; see ( Psalms 57:4 ) ( Proverbs 30:14 ) ( 1 Peter 5:8 ) ( 1 Samuel 17:34 1 Samuel 17:35 ) .

Psalms 124:6 In-Context

4 the flood would have engulfed us, the torrent would have swept over us,
5 the raging waters would have swept us away.
6 Praise be to the LORD, who has not let us be torn by their teeth.
7 We have escaped like a bird from the fowler’s snare; the snare has been broken, and we have escaped.
8 Our help is in the name of the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth.
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