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