thou didst hear my plea, 'Do not close thine ear to my cry for help!'
Thou didst come near when I called on thee; thou didst say, 'Do not fear!'
"Thou hast taken up my cause, O Lord, thou hast redeemed my life.
Thou hast seen the wrong done to me, O LORD; judge thou my cause.
Thou hast seen all their vengeance, all their devices against me.
"Thou hast heard their taunts, O LORD, all their devices against me.
The lips and thoughts of my assailants are against me all the day long.
Behold their sitting and their rising; I am the burden of their songs.
"Thou wilt requite them, O LORD, according to the work of their hands.
Thou wilt give them dullness of heart; thy curse will be on them.
Thou wilt pursue them in anger and destroy them from under thy heavens, O LORD."
Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyright 1952 [2nd edition, 1971] by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. (Revised Standard Version - Holy Bible)