Had not the Lord been with us, let Israel say, had not the Lord been with us,
when people rose against us, they would have swallowed us alive,
for their fury blazed against us.
The waters would have engulfed us, the torrent overwhelmed us;
seething waters would have drowned us.

Blessed be the Lord, who did not leave us to be torn by their fangs.
We escaped with our lives like a bird from the fowler’s snare;
the snare was broken and we escaped.
Our help is the name of the Lord, the maker of heaven and earth.

Psalm 124