124:1 «A Song of degrees of David.» If [it had not been] the LORD who was a on our side, now may Israel say;
(a) He shows that God was ready to help at need
and that there was no other way to be saved, but by this means alone.
124:3 Then they had swallowed
us up b quick, when their wrath was
kindled against us:
(b) So unable were we to resist.
124:4 Then the c
waters had overwhelmed us, the stream had gone over our soul:
(c) He uses proper similitudes to express the
great danger that the Church was in, and out of which God miraculously
Our soul is escaped as a bird out of the d
snare of the fowlers: the snare is broken, and we are escaped.
(d) For the wicked not only furiously rage
against the faithful, but craftily imagined to destroy them.