may their path be dark and slippery, with the angel of the LORD pursuing them.
Since they hid their net1 for me without cause2 and without cause dug a pit3 for me,
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may ruin overtake them by surprise--4 may the net they hid entangle them, may they fall into the pit,5 to their ruin.
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Then my soul will rejoice6 in the LORD and delight in his salvation.7
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My whole being will exclaim, "Who is like you,8 O LORD? You rescue the poor from those too strong9 for them, the poor and needy10 from those who rob them."
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Ruthless witnesses11 come forward; they question me on things I know nothing about.
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They repay me evil for good12 and leave my soul forlorn.
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Yet when they were ill, I put on sackcloth13 and humbled myself with fasting.14 When my prayers returned to me unanswered,
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I went about mourning15 as though for my friend or brother. I bowed my head in grief as though weeping for my mother.
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But when I stumbled, they gathered in glee;16 attackers gathered against me when I was unaware. They slandered17 me without ceasing.
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Like the ungodly they maliciously mocked;18 they gnashed their teeth19 at me.
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