Psalm 124:1
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King James Version
A Song of degrees of David. If it had not been the LORD who was on our side, now may Israel say;

Darby Bible Translation
{A Song of degrees. Of David.} If it had not been Jehovah who was for us oh let Israel say --

World English Bible
If it had not been Yahweh who was on our side, let Israel now say,

Young's Literal Translation
A Song of the Ascents, by David. Save for Jehovah -- who hath been for us, (Pray, let Israel say),

Psalm 124:1 Parallel
Geneva Study Bible

A Song of degrees of David. If it had not been the LORD who was {a} on our side, now may Israel say;

(a) He shows that God was ready to help at need and that there was no other way to be saved, but by this means alone.

Scofield Reference Notes

Margin A Song of degrees of David

See Scofield Note: "Ps 120:1".Psalm 124:1 Parallel Commentaries

The Creation
Q-7: WHAT ARE THE DECREES OF GOD? A: The decrees of God are his eternal purpose, according to the counsel of his will, whereby, for his own glory, he has foreordained whatsoever shall come to pass. I have already spoken something concerning the decrees of God under the attribute of his immutability. God is unchangeable in his essence, and he-is unchangeable in his decrees; his counsel shall stand. He decrees the issue of all things, and carries them on to their accomplishment by his providence; I
Thomas Watson—A Body of Divinity

Messiah Rising from the Dead
For Thou wilt not leave my soul in hell, neither wilt Thou suffer Thine Holy One to see corruption. T hat the Gospel is a divine revelation may be summarily proved from the character of its Author. If an infidel was so far divested of prejudice and prepossession, as to read the history of Jesus Christ, recorded by the Evangelists, with attention, and in order to form his judgment of it, simply and candidly, as evidence should appear; I think he must observe many particulars in his spirit and conduct,
John Newton—Messiah Vol. 1

Christ's Kingly Office
Q-26: HOW DOES CHRIST EXECUTE THE OFFICE OF A KING? A: In subduing us to himself, in ruling and defending us, and in restraining and conquering all his and our enemies. Let us consider now Christ's regal office. And he has on his vesture, and on his thigh, a name written, "King of kings, and Lord of lords", Rev 19:16. Jesus Christ is of mighty renown, he is a king; (1.) he has a kingly title. High and Lofty.' Isa 57:15. (2.) He has his insignia regalia, his ensigns of royalty; corona est insigne
Thomas Watson—A Body of Divinity

Cross References
Psalm 94:17
Unless the LORD had been my help, my soul had almost dwelt in silence.

Psalm 124:2
If it had not been the LORD who was on our side, when men rose up against us:

Psalm 129:1
A Song of degrees. Many a time have they afflicted me from my youth, may Israel now say:

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