and you heard me! You listened to my pleading; you heard my weeping!
Yes, you came at my despairing cry and told me, "Do not fear."
Lord, you are my lawyer! Plead my case! For you have redeemed my life.
You have seen the wrong they have done to me, LORD. Be my judge, and prove me right.
You have seen the plots my enemies have laid against me.
LORD, you have heard the vile names they call me. You know all about the plans they have made --
the plots my enemies whisper and mutter against me all day long.
Look at them! In all their activities, they constantly mock me with their songs.
Pay them back, LORD, for all the evil they have done.
Give them hard and stubborn hearts, and then let your curse fall upon them!
Chase them down in your anger, destroying them from beneath the LORD's heavens.
Scripture quotations marked NLT are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved. (New Living Translation - The Bible Online)