Psalm 124:3 {123:3}
Good News Translation
then they would have swallowed us alive in their furious anger against us;

Contemporary English Version
would have killed us all, because it was furious.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Perhaps they had swallowed us up alive. When their fury was enkindled against us,

New American Bible
Then they would have swallowed us alive, for their fury blazed against us.

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Perhaps they had swallowed us up alive. When their fury was enkindled against us,

then they

Psalm 27:2 Whilst the wicked draw near against me, to eat my flesh. My enemies that trouble me, have themselves been weakened, and have fallen.

Psalm 35:25 Let them not say in their hearts: It is well, it is well, to our mind: neither let them say: We have swallowed him up.

Psalm 56:1,2 Unto the end, for a people that is removed at a distance from the sanctuary: for David, for an inscription of a title (or pillar) when the Philistines held him in Geth. [2] Have mercy on me, O God, for man hath trodden me under foot; all the day long he hath afflicted me fighting against me. . . .

Psalm 57:3 He hath sent from heaven and delivered me: he hath made them a reproach that trod upon me. God hath sent his mercy and his truth,

Psalm 74:8 They said in their heart, the whole kindred of them together: Let us abolish all the festival days of God from the land.

Psalm 83:4 They have said: Come and let us destroy them, so that they be not a nation: and let the name of Israel be remembered no more.

Esther 3:6,12,13 And he counted it nothing to lay his hands upon Mardochai alone: for he had heard that he was of the nation of the Jews, and he chose rather to destroy all the nation of the Jews that were in the kingdom of Assuerus. . . .

swallowed

Numbers 16:30-34 But if the Lord do a new thing, and the earth opening her mouth swallow them down, and all things that belong to them, and they go down alive into hell, you shall know that they have blasphemed the Lord. . . .

Proverbs 1:12 We shall find all precious substance, we shall fill our houses with spoils.

Jeremiah 51:34 Nabuchodonosor king of Babylon hath eaten me up, he hath devoured me: he hath made me as an empty vessel: he hath swallowed me up like a dragon, he hath filled his belly with my delicate meats, and he hath cast me out.

Jonah 1:17 And the men feared the Lord exceedingly, and sacrificed victims to the Lord, and made vows.

their wrath

Psalm 76:10 For the thought of man shall give praise to thee: and the remainders of the thought shall keep holiday to thee.

1 Samuel 20:30-33 Then Saul being angry against Jonathan, said to him: Thou son of a woman that is the ravisher of a man, do I not know that thou lovest the son of Isai to thy own confusion, and to the confusion of thy shameless mother? . . .

Daniel 3:19 Then was Nabuchodonosor filled with fury: and the countenance of his face was changed against Sidrach, Misach, and Abdenago, and he commanded that the furnace should be heated seven times more than it had been accustomed to be heated.

Matthew 2:16 Then Herod perceiving that he was deluded by the wise men, was exceeding angry: and sending killed all the menchildren that were in Bethlehem, and in all the borders thereof, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had diligently inquired of the wise men.

Acts 9:2 And asked of him letters to Damascus, to the synagogues: that if he found any men and women of this way, he might bring them bound to Jerusalem.

Context
Our Help is in the Name of the LORD
2If it had not been that the Lord was with us, When men rose up against us, 3Perhaps they had swallowed us up alive. When their fury was enkindled against us,4Perhaps the waters had swallowed us up.…
Cross References
Genesis 39:19
His master hearing these things, and giving too much credit to his wife's words, was very angry,

Numbers 16:30
But if the Lord do a new thing, and the earth opening her mouth swallow them down, and all things that belong to them, and they go down alive into hell, you shall know that they have blasphemed the Lord.

Psalm 18:4
The sorrows of death surrounded me: and the torrents of iniquity troubled me.

Psalm 35:25
Let them not say in their hearts: It is well, it is well, to our mind: neither let them say: We have swallowed him up.

Psalm 56:1
Unto the end, for a people that is removed at a distance from the sanctuary: for David, for an inscription of a title (or pillar) when the Philistines held him in Geth. [2] Have mercy on me, O God, for man hath trodden me under foot; all the day long he hath afflicted me fighting against me.

Psalm 56:2
My enemies have trodden on me all the day long; for they are many that make war against me.

Psalm 57:3
He hath sent from heaven and delivered me: he hath made them a reproach that trod upon me. God hath sent his mercy and his truth,

Psalm 124:2
If it had not been that the Lord was with us, When men rose up against us,

Psalm 138:7
If I shall walk in the midst of tribulation, thou wilt quicken me: and thou hast stretched forth thy hand against the wrath of my enemies: and thy right hand hath saved me.

Proverbs 1:12
We shall find all precious substance, we shall fill our houses with spoils.

Lamentations 2:16
Phe. All thy enemies have opened their mouth against thee: they have hissed, and gnashed with the teeth, and have said: We will swallow her up: lo, this is the day which we looked for: we have found it, we have seen it.

Additional Translations
when their anger flared against us, then they would have swallowed us alive,Then they had swallowed us up quick, when their wrath was kindled against us:

Then they had swallowed us up alive, When their wrath was kindled against us;

verily they would have swallowed us up alive, when their wrath was kindled against us:

Then they had swallowed us up alive, when their anger was kindled against us;

Then they had swallowed us up alive, when their wrath was kindled against us:

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

then they would have swallowed us up alive, when their wrath was kindled against us;

Then alive they had swallowed us up, In the burning of their anger against us,
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