Psalms 124

The Lord Is on Our Side

1A Davidic
song of ascents: Probably the songs pilgrims sang as they traveled the roads going up to worship in Jerusalem; Pss 120-134
song of ascents.

If the Lord had not been on our side –
let Israel say
2 If the Lord had not been on our side b
when men attacked us, c
3 then they would have swallowed us alive
in their burning anger against us. d
4 Then the waters would have engulfed us;
the torrent would have swept over us;
5 the raging waters would have swept over us. e

6 Praise the Lord,
who has not let us be ripped apart by their teeth. f
7 We have escaped like a bird from the hunter’s net;
the net is torn, and we have escaped. g
8 Our help is in the name of
Yahweh/Yah: Or The Lord; the personal name of God in Hebrew; "Yah" is the shortened form of the name.
the Maker of heaven and earth. i
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