1. [Song of Ascents Of David] If Yahweh had not been on our side -- let Israel repeat it-
2. if Yahweh had not been on our side when people attacked us,
3. they would have swallowed us alive in the heat of their anger.
4. Then water was washing us away, a torrent running right over us;
5. running right over us then were turbulent waters.
6. Blessed be Yahweh for not letting us fall a prey to their teeth!
7. We escaped like a bird from the fowlers' net. The net was broken and we escaped;
8. our help is in the name of Yahweh, who made heaven and earth.