The Book of Psalms
1 – If it had not been that the Lord was with us, let Israel now say:
2 – If it had not been that the Lord was with us, When men rose up against us
3 – perhaps they had swallowed us up alive. When their fury was enkindled against us,
4 – perhaps the waters had swallowed us up.
5 – Our soul hath passed through a torrent: perhaps our soul had passed through a water insupportable.
6 – Blessed be the Lord, who hath not given us to be a prey to their teeth.
7 – Our soul hath been delivered as a sparrow out of the snare of the followers. The snare is broken, and we are delivered.
8 – Our help is in the name of the Lord, who made heaven and earth.
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