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A Song of Ascents;
of David.
"If it had not been the LORD who was for us", let Israel now say;
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"If it had not been the LORD who was for us, when men rose up against us,
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Then they had swallowed us up alive, when their wrath was kindled against us;
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Then the waters had overwhelmed us, the stream had gone over our soul;
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Then the proud waters had gone over our soul."
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Blessed be the LORD, who hath not given us as 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 are escaped.
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Our help is in the name of the LORD, who made heaven and earth.