1: (A Song of degrees. Of David.) If it had not been Jehovah who was for us -- oh let Israel say -- 2: If it had not been Jehovah who was for us, when men rose up against us, 3: Then they had swallowed us up alive, when their anger was kindled against us; 4: Then the waters had overwhelmed us, a torrent had gone over our soul; 5: Then the proud waters had gone over our soul. 6: Blessed be Jehovah, who gave us not up a prey to their teeth! 7: Our soul is escaped as a bird out of the snare of the fowlers: the snare is broken, and we have escaped. 8: Our help is in the name of Jehovah, the maker of heavens and earth.