1What would have happened to us if the Lord had not been on our side? Tell me the answer, Israel. 2What would have happened to us if the Lord had not been on our side when people attacked us? 3Our enemies would have swallowed us alive whenever they became angry at us. 4Our enemies’ armies would have been like a flood washing over us, like a river drowning us. 5Those proud people would have been like water rising up to our mouth and drowning us. 6Praise the Lord! The Lord did not let our enemies catch us and kill us. 7We are like a bird that was trapped in a net, and then escaped. The net broke, and we escaped! 8Our help came from the Lord. The Lord made heaven and earth!