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