Psalm 124:4
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New American Standard Bible
Then the waters would have engulfed us, The stream would have swept over our soul;

King James Bible
Then the waters had overwhelmed us, the stream had gone over our soul:

Darby Bible Translation
Then the waters had overwhelmed us, a torrent had gone over our soul;

World English Bible
then the waters would have overwhelmed us, the stream would have gone over our soul;

Young's Literal Translation
Then the waters had overflowed us, The stream passed over our soul,

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Then the waters had overwhelmed us - Our destruction would have been as if the waves of the ocean had overwhelmed us.

The stream had gone over our soul - The torrent would have swept us away. Compare Psalm 18:4, Psalm 18:16.

Psalm 124:4 Parallel Commentaries

The Creation
Q-7: WHAT ARE THE DECREES OF GOD? A: The decrees of God are his eternal purpose, according to the counsel of his will, whereby, for his own glory, he has foreordained whatsoever shall come to pass. I have already spoken something concerning the decrees of God under the attribute of his immutability. God is unchangeable in his essence, and he-is unchangeable in his decrees; his counsel shall stand. He decrees the issue of all things, and carries them on to their accomplishment by his providence; I
Thomas Watson—A Body of Divinity

The piety of the Old Testament Church is reflected with more clearness and variety in the Psalter than in any other book of the Old Testament. It constitutes the response of the Church to the divine demands of prophecy, and, in a less degree, of law; or, rather, it expresses those emotions and aspirations of the universal heart which lie deeper than any formal demand. It is the speech of the soul face to face with God. Its words are as simple and unaffected as human words can be, for it is the genius
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Job 22:11
Or darkness, so that you cannot see, And an abundance of water covers you.

Psalm 18:4
The cords of death encompassed me, And the torrents of ungodliness terrified me.

Psalm 18:16
He sent from on high, He took me; He drew me out of many waters.

Psalm 32:6
Therefore, let everyone who is godly pray to You in a time when You may be found; Surely in a flood of great waters they will not reach him.

Psalm 69:2
I have sunk in deep mire, and there is no foothold; I have come into deep waters, and a flood overflows me.

Psalm 69:15
May the flood of water not overflow me Nor the deep swallow me up, Nor the pit shut its mouth on me.

Psalm 88:17
They have surrounded me like water all day long; They have encompassed me altogether.

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