1 A Song of Ascents; of David. 'If it had not been HaShem who was for us', let Israel now say;
2 'If it had not been HaShem who was for us, when men rose up against us,
3 Then they had swallowed us up alive, when their wrath was kindled against us;
4 Then the waters had overwhelmed us, the stream had gone over our soul;
5 Then the proud waters had gone over our soul.'
6 Blessed be HaShem, who hath not given us as a prey to their teeth.
7 Our soul is escaped as a bird out of the snare of the fowlers; the snare is broken, and we are escaped.
8 Our help is in the name of HaShem, who made heaven and earth.