Those who were my enemies for no reason at all hunted me down as if I were a bird.
They tried to end my life by throwing me into a deep pit. They threw stones down at me.
The water rose and covered my head. I thought I was going to die.
Lord, I called out to you. I called out from the bottom of the pit.
I prayed, "Please don't close your ears to my cry for help." And you heard my appeal.
You came near when I called out to you. You said, "Do not be afraid."
Lord, you stood up for me in court. You saved my life and set me free.
Lord, you have seen the wrong things people have done to me. Stand up for me again!
You have seen how my enemies have tried to get even with me. You know all about their plans against me.
Lord, you have heard them laugh at me. You know all about their plans against me.
You have heard my enemies whispering among themselves. They speak against me all day long.