What I see brings grief to my soul because of all the women of my city.
Those who were my enemies without cause hunted me like a bird.153
They tried to end my life in a pit2 and threw stones at me;
the waters closed over my head,3 and I thought I was about to be cut off.455
I called on your name, O LORD, from the depths5 of the pit.656
You heard my plea:7 "Do not close your ears to my cry for relief."
You came near8 when I called you, and you said, "Do not fear."958
O Lord, you took up my case;10 you redeemed my life.1159
You have seen, O LORD, the wrong done to me.12 Uphold my cause!1360
You have seen the depth of their vengeance, all their plots against me.1461
O LORD, you have heard their insults,15 all their plots against me--