Psalms - Chapter 124


The King James Version Basic English Version (BBE)

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

1 <A Song of the going up. Of David.> If it had not been the Lord who was on our side (let Israel now say);

2 If it had not been the LORD who was on our side, when men rose up against us:

2 If it had not been the Lord who was on our side, when men came up against us;

3 Then they had swallowed us up quick, when their wrath was kindled against us:

3 They would have made a meal of us while still living, in the heat of their wrath against us:

4 Then the waters had overwhelmed us, the stream had gone over our soul:

4 We would have been covered by the waters; the streams would have gone over our soul;

5 Then the proud waters had gone over our soul.

5 Yes, the waters of pride would have gone over our soul.

6 Blessed be the LORD, who hath not given us as a prey to their teeth.

6 Praise be to the Lord, who has not let us be wounded by their teeth.

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

7 Our soul has gone free like a bird out of the net of those who would take her: the net is broken, and we are free.

8 Our help is in the name of the LORD, who made heaven and earth.

8 Our help is in the name of the Lord, the maker of heaven and earth.




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