If it had not been for the Lord who was on our side – let Israel say – if it had not … when men rose up against us, they would have swallowed us up alive, when their wrath was kindled against us. The waters would have overwhelmed us, and a stream would have gone over us. Blessed be the Lord, who has not given us as a prey to their teeth. Our soul has escaped like a bird out of the fowler's snare; the snare is broken, and we have escaped. Our help is in the name of the Lord, who aided us.