G2/5  K  1,2. Yahaveh our help.
     L  e  3. Voracity of enemies.
         f  4,5. Comparison. Waters.
          M  6-. Blessed be Yahaveh.
     L  e  -6. Voracity of enemies.
         f  7. Comparison. Fowlers.
    K  8. Yahaveh our help.

(A Song of the degrees by David.)

Psalm 124)

1 "If it had not been the LORD who was on our side,"
Now may Israel say; (Refers to Hezekiah's deliverance.)
2 If it had not been the LORD who was on our side,
When men rose up against us: (Refers to Sennacherib.)

3 Then they had swallowed us up alive (Referring to Sennacherib's hosts; likened to a stream and waters in vv.4,5. See Ps. 46:3),
When their wrath was kindled against us:

4 Then the torrent (or flood) had overwhelmed us,
The stream had gone over us:
5 Then the proud waters had gone over us.

6 Blessed be the LORD,

Who has not given us as a prey to their teeth.

7 We are escaped as a bird (the reference is to the words of Sennacherib on his cylinder, where he mentions Hezekiah by name, whom he had got "as a bird in a cage") out of the snare of the fowlers:
The snare is broken, and we are escaped.

8 Our help is in the name of the LORD,
Who made heaven and earth.

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