1 Canticum ascensionum. David. Nisi quia Dominus erat in nobis, dicat nunc Israel,
2 nisi quia Dominus erat in nobis, cum exsurgerent homines in nos:
3 forte vivos deglutissent nos, cum irasceretur furor eorum in nos.
4 Forsitan aqua absorbuisset nos, torrens pertransisset animam nostram;
5 forsitan pertransissent animam nostram aquae intumescentes.
6 Benedictus Dominus, qui non dedit nos in direptionem dentibus eorum.
7 Anima nostra sicut passer erepta est de laqueo venantium: laqueus contritus est, et nos erepti sumus.
8 Adiutorium nostrum in nomine Domini, qui fecit caelum et terram.
King James Version
A Song of degrees of David.
1 If it had not been the LORD who was on our side, now may Israel say;
2 If it had not been the LORD who was on our side, when men rose up against us:
3 Then they had swallowed us up quick, 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 the LORD, 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 the LORD, who made heaven and earth.