A song of David for going up to the Temple.
1 What would have happened to us if the LORD had not been on our side?
Tell us about it, Israel.
2 What would have happened to us if the LORD had not been on our side
when people attacked us?
3 They would have swallowed us alive
when they became angry with us.
4 Their armies would have been
like a flood washing over us,
like a river drowning us.
5 Those proud people would have been
like water rising up to our mouth and drowning us.
6 Praise the LORD!
He did not let our enemies tear us apart.
7 We escaped like a bird from the net of a hunter.
The net broke, and we escaped!
8 Our help came from the LORD,
the one who made heaven and earth!