|A Song of the going up. Of David.
If it had not been the Lord who was on our side (let Israel now say);
|If it had not been the Lord who was on our side, when men came up against us;
|They would have made a meal of us while still living, in the heat of their wrath against us:
|We would have been covered by the waters; the streams would have gone over our soul;
|Yes, the waters of pride would have gone over our soul.
|Praise be to the Lord, who has not let us be wounded by their teeth.
|Our soul has gone free like a bird out of the net of those who would take her: the net is broken, and we are free.
|Our help is in the name of the Lord, the maker of heaven and earth.