1 A Song of degrees; of David. Except that [it was] the LORD who was for us, O may Israel say;
2 Except that [it was] the LORD who was for us when men rose up against us,
3 then they would have swallowed us up alive, when their wrath was kindled against us;
4 then the waters would have flowed over us, the stream would have gone over our soul;
5 then the proud waters would have gone over our soul.
6 Blessed [is] the LORD, who has not given us [as] a prey to their teeth.
7 Our soul has escaped like a bird out of the snare of the fowlers; the snare is broken, and we have escaped.
8 Our help [is] in the name of the LORD, who made the heavens and earth.