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¶ IF it had not been the LORD who stood on our side, now may Israel say,
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If it had not been the LORD who stood on our side when men rose up against us,
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Then would they have swallowed us alive when their wrath was kindled against us,
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Then would they have drowned us in the waters, the stream would have gone over us;
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Then the great waters would have gone over us.
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Blessed be the LORD, who has not given us as a prey to their teeth.
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Our soul has escaped as a bird out of the snare of the fowlers;
the snare is broken, and we are delivered.
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Our help is in the name of the LORD, who made heaven and earth.