1 “If the LORD had not been on our side” – let Israel say this! –
2 if the LORD had not been on our side, when men attacked us,
3 they would have swallowed us alive, when their anger raged against us.
4 The water would have overpowered us; the current would have overwhelmed us.
5 The raging water would have overwhelmed us.
6 The LORD deserves praise, for he did not hand us over as prey to their teeth.
7 We escaped with our lives, like a bird from a hunter’s snare. The snare broke, and we escaped.
8 Our deliverer is the LORD, the Creator of heaven and earth.