124 A Song of mAscents. Of David.
1 xIf it had not been the Lord who was on our side—
ylet Israel now say—
when people rose up against us,
3 then they would have zswallowed us up alive,
when their anger was kindled against us;
the torrent would have gone cover us;
the raging waters.
who has not given us
as prey to their teeth!
from dthe snare of the fowlers;
the snare is broken,
and we have escaped!
8 eOur help is in the name of the Lord,
who made heaven and earth.
125 A Song of mAscents.
1 Those who ftrust in the Lord are like Mount Zion,
which gcannot be moved, but abides forever.
so hthe Lord surrounds his people,
from this time forth and forevermore.
on kthe land allotted to the righteous,
lest the righteous lstretch out
their hands to do wrong.
4 mDo good, O Lord, to those who are good,
and to those who are nupright in their hearts!
the Lord will lead away with qevildoers!
rPeace be upon Israel!
126 A Song of mAscents.
1 When the Lord srestored the fortunes of Zion,
we were like those who tdream.
2 Then our umouth was filled with laughter,
and our tongue with shouts of joy;
then they said among the nations,
v“The Lord has done great things for them.”
we are glad.
like streams in the Negeb!
5 wThose who sow in tears
shall reap with shouts of joy!
bearing the seed for sowing,
shall come home with shouts of joy,
bringing his sheaves with him.