I called on your name, O LORD, from the depths1 of the pit.256
You heard my plea:3 "Do not close your ears to my cry for relief."
You came near4 when I called you, and you said, "Do not fear."558
O Lord, you took up my case;6 you redeemed my life.759
You have seen, O LORD, the wrong done to me.8 Uphold my cause!960
You have seen the depth of their vengeance, all their plots against me.1061
O LORD, you have heard their insults,11 all their plots against me--
what my enemies whisper and mutter against me all day long.1263
Look at them! Sitting or standing, they mock me in their songs.1364
Pay them back what they deserve, O LORD, for what their hands have done.1465
Put a veil over their hearts,15 and may your curse be on them!
Pursue16 them in anger and destroy them from under the heavens of the LORD.