Psalm 124:4
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New International Version
the flood would have engulfed us, the torrent would have swept over us,

King James Bible
Then the waters had overwhelmed us, the stream had gone over our soul:

Darby Bible Translation
Then the waters had overwhelmed us, a torrent had gone over our soul;

World English Bible
then the waters would have overwhelmed us, the stream would have gone over our soul;

Young's Literal Translation
Then the waters had overflowed us, The stream passed over our soul,

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

If it had not been the Lord - If God had not, in a very especial manner, supported and defended us, we had all been swallowed up alive, and destroyed by a sudden destruction, so that not one would have been left. This might refer to the plot against the whole nation of the Jews by Haman, in the days of Mordecai and Esther; when by his treacherous schemes the Jews, wheresoever dispersed in the provinces of Babylon, were all to have been put to death in one day. This may here be represented under the figure of an earthquake, when a chasm is formed, and a whole city and its inhabitants are in a moment swallowed up alive.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

the waters

Psalm 18:4 The sorrows of death compassed me, and the floods of ungodly men made me afraid.

Psalm 42:7 Deep calls to deep at the noise of your waterspouts: all your waves and your billows are gone over me.

Psalm 69:15 Let not the flood overflow me, neither let the deep swallow me up, and let not the pit shut her mouth on me.

Isaiah 8:7,8 Now therefore, behold, the Lord brings up on them the waters of the river, strong and many, even the king of Assyria, and all his glory...

Isaiah 28:2 Behold, the Lord has a mighty and strong one, which as a tempest of hail and a destroying storm...

Isaiah 59:19 So shall they fear the name of the LORD from the west, and his glory from the rising of the sun...

Jeremiah 46:7,8 Who is this that comes up as a flood, whose waters are moved as the rivers...

Daniel 9:26 And after three score and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself...

Revelation 12:15,16 And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood...

Revelation 17:1,15 And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying to me, Come here...

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PSALM CXXIV.
[Psalm 124] 8,6,8,6,8,8,7 Wo Gott der Herr nicht zu uns hält [48]Justus Jonas trans. by Catherine Winkworth, 1869 If God were not upon our side When foes around us rage, Were not Himself our Help and Guide When bitter war they wage, Were He not Israel's mighty Shield, To whom their utmost crafts must yield, We surely must have perished. But now no human wit or might Should make us quail for fear, God sitteth in the highest height, And makes their counsels clear; When craftiest snares and nets
Catherine Winkworth—Christian Singers of Germany

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

Cross References
Job 22:11
why it is so dark you cannot see, and why a flood of water covers you.

Psalm 18:4
The cords of death entangled me; the torrents of destruction overwhelmed me.

Psalm 18:16
He reached down from on high and took hold of me; he drew me out of deep waters.

Psalm 32:6
Therefore let all the faithful pray to you while you may be found; surely the rising of the mighty waters will not reach them.

Psalm 69:2
I sink in the miry depths, where there is no foothold. I have come into the deep waters; the floods engulf me.

Psalm 69:15
Do not let the floodwaters engulf me or the depths swallow me up or the pit close its mouth over me.

Psalm 88:17
All day long they surround me like a flood; they have completely engulfed me.

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