1 A song of ascents, by David. "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.

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