Psalm 124:7
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New International Version
We have escaped like a bird from the fowler's snare; the snare has been broken, and we have escaped.

King James Bible
Our soul is escaped as a bird out of the snare of the fowlers: the snare is broken, and we are escaped.

Darby Bible Translation
Our soul is escaped as a bird out of the snare of the fowlers: the snare is broken, and we have escaped.

World English Bible
Our soul has escaped like a bird out of the fowler's snare. The snare is broken, and we have escaped.

Young's Literal Translation
Our soul as a bird hath escaped from a snare of fowlers, The snare was broken, and we have escaped.

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Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Our soul is escaped as a bird out of the snare - This is a fine image; and at once shows the weakness of the Jews, and the cunning of their adversaries. Haman had laid the snare completely for them; humanly speaking there was no prospect of their escape: but the Lord was on their side; and the providence that induced Ahasuerus to call for the book of the records of the kingdom to be read to him, as well indeed as the once very improbable advancement of Esther to the throne of Persia, was the means used by the Lord for the preservation of the whole Jewish people from extermination. God thus broke the snare, and the bird escaped; while the poacher was caught in his own trap, and executed. See the Book of Esther, which is probably the best comment on this Psalm.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

our soul

1 Samuel 23:26,27 And Saul went on this side of the mountain, and David and his men on that side of the mountain...

1 Samuel 24:14,15 After whom is the king of Israel come out? after whom do you pursue? after a dead dog, after a flea...

1 Samuel 25:29 Yet a man is risen to pursue you, and to seek your soul...

2 Samuel 17:2,21,22 And I will come on him while he is weary and weak handed, and will make him afraid: and all the people that are with him shall flee...

as a bird

Psalm 25:15 My eyes are ever toward the LORD; for he shall pluck my feet out of the net.

Psalm 91:3 Surely he shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence.

Proverbs 6:5 Deliver yourself as a roe from the hand of the hunter, and as a bird from the hand of the fowler.

Jeremiah 5:26 For among my people are found wicked men: they lay wait, as he that sets snares; they set a trap, they catch men.

Jeremiah 18:22 Let a cry be heard from their houses, when you shall bring a troop suddenly on them: for they have dig a pit to take me...

2 Timothy 2:26 And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will.

Library
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
2 Corinthians 11:33
But I was lowered in a basket from a window in the wall and slipped through his hands.

Hebrews 11:34
quenched the fury of the flames, and escaped the edge of the sword; whose weakness was turned to strength; and who became powerful in battle and routed foreign armies.

Psalm 25:15
My eyes are ever on the LORD, for only he will release my feet from the snare.

Psalm 91:3
Surely he will save you from the fowler's snare and from the deadly pestilence.

Psalm 141:10
Let the wicked fall into their own nets, while I pass by in safety.

Proverbs 6:5
Free yourself, like a gazelle from the hand of the hunter, like a bird from the snare of the fowler.

Lamentations 3:52
Those who were my enemies without cause hunted me like a bird.

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