You heard me when I cried, “Listen to my pleading! Hear my cry for help!”
Yes, you came when I called; you 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, . Be my judge, and prove me right.
You have seen the vengeful plots my enemies have laid against me.
, you have heard the vile names they call me. You know all about the plans they have made.
My enemies whisper and mutter as they plot against me all day long.
Look at them! Whether they sit or stand, I am the object of their mocking songs.
Pay them back, , for all the evil they have done.
Give them hard and stubborn hearts, and then let your curse fall on them!
Chase them down in your anger, destroying them beneath the ’s heavens.