Those who were my enemies without cause hunted me like a bird.
They tried to end my life in a pit and threw stones at me;
the waters closed over my head, and I thought I was about to perish.
I called on your name, LORD, from the depths of the pit.
You heard my plea: “Do not close your ears to my cry for relief.”
You came near when I called you, and you said, “Do not fear.”
You, Lord, took up my case; you redeemed my life.
LORD, you have seen the wrong done to me. Uphold my cause!
You have seen the depth of their vengeance, all their plots against me.
LORD, you have heard their insults, all their plots against me—
what my enemies whisper and mutter against me all day long.