Our Help Is in the Name of the Lord
"IF it had not been the LORD who was on our a side,"
b Let Israel now say -
"If it had not been the LORD who was on our side,
When men rose up against us,
Then they would have c swallowed us alive,
When their wrath was kindled against us;
Then the waters would have overwhelmed us,
The stream would have gone over our soul;
Then the swollen waters
Would have gone over our soul."
Blessed be the LORD,
Who has not given us as prey to their teeth.
d Our soul has escaped e as a bird from the snare of the fowlers;
The snare is broken, and we have escaped.
f Our help is in the name of the LORD,
g Who made heaven and earth.
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
My eyes are ever toward the LORD, For He shall pluck my feet out of the net.
The LORD is on my side; I will not fear. What can man do to me?
What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?
MANY a time they have afflicted me from my youth," Let Israel now say -
"But if the LORD creates a new thing, and the earth opens its mouth and swallows them up with all that belongs to them, and they go down alive into the pit, then you will understand that these men have rejected the LORD."
Be merciful to me, O God, for man would swallow me up; Fighting all day he oppresses me.
My enemies would hound me all day, For there are many who fight against me, O Most High.
He shall send from heaven and save me; He reproaches the one who would swallow me up. Selah God shall send forth His mercy and His truth.
Let us swallow them alive like Sheol, And whole, like those who go down to the Pit.
Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler And from the perilous pestilence.
Deliver yourself like a gazelle from the hand of the hunter, And like a bird from the hand of the fowler.
The watchman of Ephraim is with my God; But the prophet is a fowler's snare in all his ways - Enmity in the house of his God.
My help comes from the LORD, Who made heaven and earth.