GOD'S WORD® Translation
1[A song by David for going up to worship.] "If the LORD had not been on our side..." (Israel should repeat this.)
2"If the LORD had not been on our side when people attacked us,
3then they would have swallowed us alive when their anger exploded against us.
4Then the floodwaters would have swept us away. An [overflowing] stream would have washed us away.
5Then raging water would have washed us away."
6Thank the LORD, who did not let them sink their teeth into us.
7We escaped like a bird caught in a hunter's trap. The trap was broken, and we escaped.
8Our help is in the name of the LORD, the maker of heaven and earth.