Whenever one comes to see me, he speaks falsely,1 while his heart gathers slander;2 then he goes out and spreads3 it abroad.
All my enemies whisper together4 against me; they imagine the worst for me, saying,
"A vile disease has beset him; he will never get up5 from the place where he lies."
Even my close friend,6 whom I trusted, he who shared my bread, has lifted up his heel against me.710
But you, O LORD, have mercy8 on me; raise me up,9 that I may repay10 them.
I know that you are pleased with me,11 for my enemy does not triumph over me.1212
In my integrity13 you uphold me14 and set me in your presence forever.1513
Praise16 be to the LORD, the God of Israel,17 from everlasting to everlasting. Amen and Amen.18