521"I have been hunted 2like a bird by those who were my enemies 3without cause;
534they flung me alive into the pit 5and cast stones on me;
546water closed over my head; I said, 7'I am lost.'
558"I called on your name, O LORD, from the depths of the pit;
569you heard my plea, 'Do not close your ear to my cry for help!'
5710You came near when I called on you; you said, 11'Do not fear!'
"You have 12taken up my cause, 13O Lord; you have 14redeemed my life.
You have seen the wrong done to me, 15O LORD; judge my cause.
You have seen all their vengeance, all 16their plots against me.
6117"You have heard their taunts, O LORD, all 18their plots against me.
The lips and thoughts 19of my assailants are against me all the day long.