A Song of the Ascents. Of David.
1“Had it not been that Jehovah proved to be for us,”
Let Israel now say,
2“Had it not been that Jehovah proved to be for us
When men rose up against us,
3Then they would have swallowed us up even alive,
When their anger was burning against us.
4Then the very waters would have washed us away,
The torrent itself would have passed over our soul.
5Then there would have passed over our soul
The waters of presumptuousness.
6Blessed be Jehovah, who has not given us
As a prey to their teeth.
7Our soul is like a bird that is escaped
From the trap of baiters.
The trap is broken,
And we ourselves have escaped.
8Our help is in the name of Jehovah,
The Maker of heaven and earth.”