Mine enemies chased me sorely like a bird, without cause.
They have cut off my life in the dungeon, and cast a stone upon me.
Waters flowed over mine head; then I said, "I am cut off!"
I called upon Thy name, O LORD, out of the low dungeon.
Thou hast heard my voice: "Hide not Thine ear at my breathing, at my cry."
Thou drewest near in the day that I called upon Thee; Thou saidst, "Fear not."
O Lord, Thou hast pleaded the causes of my soul; Thou hast redeemed my life.
O LORD, Thou hast seen my wrong; judge Thou my cause.
Thou hast seen all their vengeance and all their imaginings against me.
Thou hast heard their reproach, O LORD, and all their imaginings against me,
the lips of those that rose up against me, and their devices against me all the day.