New International Reader's Version

Psalm 124

Psalm 124

A song for those who go up to Jerusalem to worship the Lord. A psalm of David.

Here is what Israel should say.
    Suppose the Lord had not been on our side.
Suppose the Lord had not been on our side
    when our enemies attacked us.
Suppose he had not been on our side
    when their burning anger blazed out against us.
    Then they would have swallowed us alive.
They would have been like a flood that drowned us.
    They would have swept over us like a rushing river.
They would have washed us away
    like a swollen stream.

Give praise to the Lord.
    He has not let our enemies chew us up.
We have escaped like a bird
    from a hunter’s trap.
The trap has been broken,
    and we have escaped.
Our help comes from the Lord.
    He is the Maker of heaven and earth.

Japanese Living Bible

詩篇 124

1イスラエル中の人々は、次のことを知りなさい。
もし主が味方でなかったなら、
2-3 私たちは敵にいけにえとされ、
皆殺しの目に会っていたことでしょう。
4-5 その激しい怒りと思い上がりの洪水にのまれて、
おぼれていたことでしょう。

主のおかげで、敵のえじきにならずにすんだのです。
心から感謝しなさい。
猟師のしかけた網から逃げる鳥のように、
助かったのです。
網が裂けて、たちまち自由に
舞い上がることができたのです。
助けの手は、
天地をお造りになった主から伸べられます。