Psalm 124:1
New International Version
A song of ascents. Of David. If the LORD had not been on our side-- let Israel say--

New Living Translation
What if the LORD had not been on our side? Let all Israel repeat:

English Standard Version
If it had not been the LORD who was on our side— let Israel now say—

Berean Study Bible
A song of ascents. Of David. If the LORD had not been on our side—let Israel now declare—

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

New King James Version
A Song of Ascents. Of David. “If it had not been the LORD who was on our side,” Let Israel now say—

New American Standard Bible
A Song of Ascents, of David. “Had it not been the LORD who was on our side,” Let Israel say,

NASB 1995
A Song of Ascents, of David. "Had it not been the LORD who was on our side," Let Israel now say,

NASB 1977
“ Had it not been the LORD who was on our side,” Let Israel now say,

Amplified Bible
A Song of Ascents. Of David. “If it had not been the LORD who was on our side,” Let Israel now say,

Christian Standard Bible
A song of ascents. Of David. If the LORD had not been on our side — let Israel say —

Holman Christian Standard Bible
A Davidic song of ascents. If the LORD had not been on our side-- let Israel say--

American Standard Version
If it had not been Jehovah who was on our side, Let Israel now say,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
If it was not LORD JEHOVAH who had stood for us, Israel shall say,

Brenton Septuagint Translation
A Song of Degrees: If it had not been that the Lord was among us, let Israel now say;

Contemporary English Version
The LORD was on our side! Let everyone in Israel say:

Douay-Rheims Bible
If it had not been that the Lord was with us, let Israel now say:

English Revised Version
A Song of Ascents; of David. If it had not been the LORD who was on our side, let Israel now say;

Good News Translation
What if the LORD had not been on our side? Answer, O Israel!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
[A song by David for going up to worship.] "If the LORD had not been on our side..." (Israel should repeat this.)

International Standard Version
If the LORD had not been on our side— let Israel now say—

JPS Tanakh 1917
A Song of Ascents; of David. 'If it had not been the LORD who was for us', Let Israel now say;

Literal Standard Version
A SONG OF THE ASCENTS. BY DAVID. If YHWH had not been for us "" (Pray, let Israel say),

NET Bible
A song of ascents, by David. "If the LORD had not been on our side"--let Israel say this!--

New Heart English Bible
[A Song of Ascents. By David.] If it had not been the LORD who was on our side, let Israel now 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),

Additional Translations ...
Context
Our Help is in the Name of the LORD
1A song of ascents. Of David. If the LORD had not been on our side— let Israel now declare— 2if the LORD had not been on our side when men attacked us,…

Cross References
Psalm 94:17
Unless the LORD had been my helper, I would soon have dwelt in the abode of silence.

Psalm 124:2
if the LORD had not been on our side when men attacked us,

Psalm 129:1
Many a time they have persecuted me from my youth--let Israel now declare--


Treasury of Scripture

If it had not been the LORD who was on our side, now may Israel say;

A Song.

Psalm 120:1
A Song of degrees. In my distress I cried unto the LORD, and he heard me.

Psalm 134:1
A Song of degrees. Behold, bless ye the LORD, all ye servants of the LORD, which by night stand in the house of the LORD.

The Lord

Psalm 27:1
A Psalm of David. The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?

Psalm 46:7,11
The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah…

Psalm 54:4
Behold, God is mine helper: the Lord is with them that uphold my soul.

now may

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









Verse 1. - If it had not been the Lord who was on our side, now may Israel say; rather, now let Israel say (Kay, Cheyne, Revised Version).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
A Song
שִׁ֥יר (šîr)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 7892: A song, singing

of Ascents.
הַֽמַּעֲל֗וֹת (ham·ma·‘ă·lō·wṯ)
Article | Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 4609: Elevation, the act, the condition, a climactic progression

Of David.
לְדָ֫וִ֥ד (lə·ḏā·wiḏ)
Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 1732: David -- perhaps 'beloved one', a son of Jesse

If the LORD
יְ֭הוָה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

had not
לוּלֵ֣י (lū·lê)
Conjunction
Strong's 3884: If not, unless

been on our side—
שֶׁהָ֣יָה (še·hā·yāh)
Pronoun - relative | Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

let Israel
יִשְׂרָאֵֽל׃ (yiś·rā·’êl)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3478: Israel -- 'God strives', another name of Jacob and his desc

now
נָ֝א (nā)
Interjection
Strong's 4994: I pray', 'now', 'then'

declare—
יֹֽאמַר־ (yō·mar-)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 559: To utter, say


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