The Lord Is On Our Side

1 {A Song of degrees. Of David.} If it had not been Jehovah who was for us oh let Israel say --

1 "Had it not been the LORD who was on our side," Let Israel now say,

1 {A Song of degrees of David.} If it had not been the LORD who was on our side, now may Israel say;

1 A Davidic song of ascents.If the Lord had not been on our side—let Israel say—

1 If the LORD had not been on our side let Israel now say

2 If it had not been Jehovah who was for us, when men rose up against us,

2 "Had it not been the LORD who was on our side When men rose up against us,

2 If it had not been the LORD who was on our side, when men rose up against us:

2 If the Lord had not been on our side(A)when men attacked us,(B)

2 if the LORD had not been on our side, when men came against us,

3 Then they had swallowed us up alive, when their anger was kindled against us;

3 Then they would have swallowed us alive, When their anger was kindled against us;

3 Then they had swallowed us up quick, when their wrath was kindled against us:

3 then they would have swallowed us alivein their burning anger against us.(C)

3 then they would have devoured us alive, when their anger burned against us.

4 Then the waters had overwhelmed us, a torrent had gone over our soul;

4 Then the waters would have engulfed us, The stream would have swept over our soul;

4 Then the waters had overwhelmed us, the stream had gone over our soul:

4 Then the waters would have engulfed us;the torrent would have swept over us;

4 Then the flood waters would have overwhelmed us, the torrent would have flooded over us;

5 Then the proud waters had gone over our soul.

5 Then the raging waters would have swept over our soul."

5 Then the proud waters had gone over our soul.

5 the raging waters would have swept over us.(D)

5 the swollen waters would have swept us away.

6 Blessed be Jehovah, who gave us not up a prey to their teeth!

6 Blessed be the LORD, Who has not given us to be torn by their teeth.

6 Blessed be the LORD, who hath not given us as a prey to their teeth.

6 Praise the Lord,who has not let us be ripped apart by their teeth.(E)

6 Blessed be the LORD, who did not give us as prey to their teeth.

7 Our soul is escaped as a bird out of the snare of the fowlers: the snare is broken, and we have escaped.

7 Our soul has escaped as a bird out of the snare of the trapper; The snare is broken and we have escaped.

7 Our soul is escaped as a bird out of the snare of the fowlers: the snare is broken, and we are escaped.

7 We have escaped like a bird from the hunter’s net;the net is torn, and we have escaped.(F)

7 We have escaped like a bird from the hunter's trap. The trap has been broken, and we have escaped.

8 Our help is in the name of Jehovah, the maker of heavens and earth.

8 Our help is in the name of the LORD, Who made heaven and earth.

8 Our help is in the name of the LORD, who made heaven and earth.

8 Our help is in the name of Yahweh,the Maker of heaven and earth.(G)

8 Our help is in the name of the LORD, the maker of heaven and earth. A Song of Ascents

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