My enemies, whom I have never harmed, chased me like a bird.
They threw me into a pit and dropped stones on me.
The water flowed above my head, and I cried out, "This is the end!"
But I called on your name, LORD, from deep within the well,
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.