3 Then they had swallowed us up quick, when their wrath was kindled against us:
3 they would have swallowed us alive when their anger flared against us;
3 then they would have swallowed us up alive, when their anger was kindled against us;
3 We would have been swallowed alive by their violent anger,
3 Then they would have swallowed us alive, When their wrath was kindled against us;
3 They would have swallowed us alive in their burning anger.
Matthew Henry's Commentary on Psalm 124:3
Commentary on Psalm 124:1-5
(Read Psalm 124:1-5)
God suffers the enemies of his people sometimes to prevail very far against them, that his power may be seen the more in their deliverance. Happy the people whose God is Jehovah, a God all-sufficient. Besides applying this to any particular deliverance wrought in our days and the ancient times, we should have in our thoughts the great work of redemption by Jesus Christ, by which believers were rescued from Satan.