1 If it had not
been the LORD who was on our side, now may Israel say;
2 If it had not been the LORD who was on our side, when men
rose up against us:
3 Then they had swallowed us up quick, when their wrath was
kindled against us:
4 Then the waters had overwhelmed us, the stream had gone over
5 Then the proud waters had gone over our soul.
6 Blessed be the LORD, who hath not given us as a prey to their
Our soul is escaped as a bird out of the snare of the fowlers:
the snare is broken, and we are escaped.
8 Our help is in the name of the LORD, who made heaven and earth.