Psalm 124

God the Protector of His People

1What if the Lord had not been on our side?

Answer, O Israel!

2“If the Lord had not been on our side

when our enemies attacked us,

3then they would have swallowed us alive

in their furious anger against us;

4then the flood would have carried us away,

the water would have covered us,

5the raging torrent would have drowned us.”

6Let us thank the Lord,

who has not let our enemies destroy us.

7We have escaped like a bird from a hunter's trap;

the trap is broken, and we are free!

8Our help comes from the Lord,

who made heaven and earth.