A Song of Ascents.
1 If it had not been Yahweh who was on our side,
let Israel now say,
2 if it had not been Yahweh who was on our side
when people rose up against us,
3 then they would have swallowed us alive,
when their anger was kindled against us;
4 then the waters would have flooded us,
the torrent would have gone over our necks.
5 Then the raging waters would have gone over our necks.
6 Blessed be Yahweh,
who has not given us as prey to their teeth.
7 Our soul has escaped like a bird out of the fowler’s snare.
The snare is broken and we have escaped.
8 Our help is in the name of Yahweh,
the Creator of heaven and earth.