If the Lord had not been on our side, now may Israel say :
if the Lord had not been on our side, when men rose up against us,
Then they would have swallowed us alive :
when their anger was kindled against us.
Then the waters would have overwhelmed us,
and the torrent gone over us :
the raging waters would have gone clean over us.
But praised be the Lord :
who has not given us as a prey to their teeth.
We have escaped like a bird from the snare of the fowler :
the snare is broken, and we have gone free.
Our help is in the name of the Lord :
who has made heaven and earth.