1 If it had not been Yahweh who was on our side, Let Israel now say,
2 If it had not been Yahweh who was on our side, 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 overwhelmed us, The stream would have gone over our soul;
5 Then the proud waters would have gone over our soul.
6 Blessed be Yahweh, Who has not given us as a prey to their teeth.
7 Our soul has escaped like a bird out of the fowler's snare. The snare is broken, and we have escaped.
8 Our help is in the name of Yahweh, Who made heaven and earth. A Song of Ascents.