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.