The New King James Version
Restore columns
Exit Fullscreen

Psalm 124

The Lord The Defense of His People

A Song of Ascents. Of David.

1 “If it had not been the Lord who was on our aside,”

bLet Israel now say—

2 “If it had not been the Lord who was on our side,

When men rose up against us,

3 Then they would have cswallowed us alive,

When their wrath was kindled against us;

4 Then the waters would have overwhelmed us,

The stream would have 1gone over our soul;

5 Then the swollen waters

Would have 2gone over our soul.”

6 Blessed be the Lord,

Who has not given us as prey to their teeth.

7 dOur soul has escaped eas a bird from the snare of the 3fowlers;

The snare is broken, and we have escaped.

8 fOur help is in the name of the Lord,

gWho made heaven and earth.


About The New King James Version

The New King James Version is a total update of the 1611 King James Version, also known as the "Authorized Version." Every attempt has been made to maintain the beauty of the original version while updating the English grammar to contemporary style and usage. The result is much better "readability." It is noteworthy that the NKJV is one of the few modern translations still based on the "Western" or "Byzantine" manuscript tradition. This makes the New King James Version an invaluable aid to comparative English Bible study.


New King James Version
Copyright 1979, 1980, 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.

All Rights reserved

The text of the New King James Version (NKJV) may be quoted or reprinted without prior written permission with the following qualifications: (1) up to and including 1,000 verses may be quoted in printed form as long as the verses quoted amount to less than 50% of a complete book of the Bible and make up less than 50% of the total work in which they are quoted; (2) all NKJV quotations must conform accurately to the NKJV text.

Any use of the NKJV text must include a proper acknowledgment as follows:

Scripture taken from the New King James Version.
Copyright 1979, 1980, 1982 by Thomas Nelson, inc.
Used by permission. All rights reserved.

However, when quotations from the NKJV text are used in church bulletins, orders of service, Sunday School lessons, church newsletters and similar works in the course of religious instruction or services at a place of worship or other religious assembly, the notice "NKJV" may be used at the end of each quotation.

For quotation requests not covered by the above guidelines, write to Thomas Nelson Publishers, Bible Rights and Permissions, P.O. Box 141000, Nashville, TN 37214-1000.

Support Info


Table of Contents