124:1 A Song of Ascents; of David. 'If it had not been the Lord who was for us', let Israel now say;

124:2 'If it had not been the Lord who was for us, when men rose up against us,

124:3 Then they had swallowed us up alive, when their wrath was kindled against us;

124:4 Then the waters had overwhelmed us, the stream had gone over our soul;

124:5 Then the proud waters had gone over our soul.'

124:6 Blessed be the Lord, who hath not given us as a prey to their teeth.

124:7 Our soul is escaped as a bird out of the snare of the fowlers; the snare is broken, and we are escaped.

124:8 Our help is in the name of the Lord, who made heaven and earth.


Hebrew Transliteration

124:1 shiyr hamma`aloth ledhâvidh lulêy Adonay shehâyâhlânu yo'mar-nâ' yisrâ'êl

124:2 lulêy Adonay shehâyâh lânu bequm`âlêynu 'âdhâm

124:3 'azay chayyiym belâ`unu bacharoth 'appâm bânu

124:4 'azay hammayim shethâphunu nachlâh `âbhar `al-naphshênu

124:5 'azay `âbhar`al-naphshênu hammayim hazzêydhoniym

124:6 bârukh Adonay shello'nethânânu thereph leshinnêyhem

124:7 naphshênu ketsippor nimlethâh mippachyoqeshiym happach nishbâr va'anachnu nimlâthenu

124:8 `ezrênu beshêmAdonay `osêh shâmayim vâ'ârets

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a translation of the Hebrew Bible published in 1917.

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