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Psalm One Hundred and Twenty Four

by Dr. Henry M. Morris

(taken from the Defender's Study Bible)

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A Song of degrees of David.

Psalm 124:1 If it had not been the LORD who was on our side, now may Israel say;

Psalm 124:2 If it had not been the LORD who was on our side, when men rose up against us:

Psalm 124:3 Then they had swallowed us up quick, when their wrath was kindled against us:

Psalm 124:4 Then the waters had overwhelmed us, the stream had gone over our soul:

waters had overwhelmed us. This psalm can be considered as a testimony of answers to our prayers in the previous psalm (see Isaiah 59:19).

Psalm 124:5 Then the proud waters had gone over our soul.

Psalm 124:6 Blessed be the LORD, who hath not given us as a prey to their teeth.

Psalm 124:7 Our soul is escaped as a bird out of the snare of the fowlers: the snare is broken, and we are escaped.

Psalm 124:8 Our help is in the name of the LORD, who made heaven and earth.

Our help. Note Psalm 121:2.