Psalm 124

Our Help Is in the Name of the Lord

A Song of Ascents. Of David.

x If it had not been the Lord who was on our side -
y let Israel now say -
2 if it had not been the Lord who was on our side
when people rose up against us,
3 then they would have z swallowed us up alive,
when their anger was kindled against us;
4 then a the flood would have b swept us away,
the torrent would have gone c over us;
5 then over us would have gone
the raging waters.

6 Blessed be the Lord,
who has not given us
as prey to their teeth!
7 We have escaped like a bird
from d the snare of the fowlers;
the snare is broken,
and we have escaped!

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

  1. Cross References
    Psalms 120:1
    In my distress I called to the Lord, and he answered me.
  2. Cross References
    Psalms 94:17
    If the Lord had not been my help, my soul would soon have lived in the land of silence.
  3. Cross References
    Psalms 129:1
    Greatly have they afflicted me from my youth" - let Israel now say -
  4. Cross References
    Psalms 56:1
    Be gracious to me, O God, for man tramples on me; all day long an attacker oppresses me.
  5. Cross References
    Psalms 32:6
    Therefore let everyone who is godly offer prayer to you at a time when you may be found; surely in the rush of great waters, they shall not reach him.
    Job 22:11
    Or darkness, so that you cannot see, and a flood of water covers you.
  6. Cross References
    Psalms 69:2
    I sink in deep mire, where there is no foothold; I have come into deep waters, and the flood sweeps over me.
    Isaiah 8:8
    And it will sweep on into Judah, it will overflow and pass on, reaching even to the neck, and its outspread wings will fill the breadth of your land, O Immanuel.
  7. Cross References
    Psalms 69:1
    Save me, O God! For the waters have come up to my neck.
  8. Cross References
    Psalms 91:3
    For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence.
  9. Cross References
    Psalms 121:2
    My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.
English Standard Version (ESV) The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers.
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