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The Geneva Bible Translation Notes, [1599], at

Psalms Chapter 124

Psalms 124:1

psa 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.

Psalms 124:3

psa 124:3

Then they had swallowed us up (b) quick, when their wrath was kindled against us:

(b) So unable were we to resist.

Psalms 124:4

psa 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 delivered them.

Psalms 124:7

psa 124:7

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.

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