5 Then the proud waters had gone over our soul.

Other Translations of Psalm 124:5

New International Version

5 the raging waters would have swept us away.

English Standard Version

5 then over us would have gone the raging waters.

The Message

5 We would have lost our lives in the wild, raging water.

New King James Version

5 Then the swollen waters Would have gone over our soul."

New Living Translation

5 Yes, the raging waters of their fury would have overwhelmed our very lives.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Psalm 124:5

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.