The Holy Bible – Knox Translation
The Book of Psalms
(A song of ascents. Of David.)
If the Lord had not been on our side, Israel may boast,
if the Lord had not been on our side when human foes assailed us,
it seemed as if they must have swallowed us up alive, so fierce their anger threatened us.
It seemed as if the tide must have sucked us down, the torrent closed above us;
closed above us the waters that ran so high.
Blessed be the Lord, who has not let us fall a prey to those ravening mouths!
Safe, like a bird rescued from the fowler’s snare; the snare is broken and we are safe!
Such help is ours, the Lord’s help, that made heaven and earth.
The Holy Bible