4 Then the waters had overwhelmed us, the stream had gone over our soul:
4 the flood would have engulfed us, the torrent would have swept over us,
4 then the flood would have swept us away, the torrent would have gone over us;
4 Swept away by the flood of rage, drowned in the torrent;
4 Then the waters would have overwhelmed us, The stream would have gone over our soul;
4 The waters would have engulfed us; a torrent would have overwhelmed us.
Matthew Henry's Commentary on Psalm 124:4
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.