My heart is pounding. I have lost my strength. Even the light of my eyes has left me.
My loved ones and my friends keep their distance and my relatives stand far away because of my sickness.
Those who seek my life lay traps for me. Those who are out to harm me talk about ruining me. All day long they think of ways to deceive me.
But I am like a person who cannot hear and like a person who cannot speak.
I am like one who cannot hear and who can offer no arguments.
But I wait with hope for you, O LORD. You will answer, O Lord, my God.
I said, "Do not let them gloat over me. When my foot slips, do not let them promote themselves at my expense."
I am ready to fall. I am continually aware of my pain.
I confess my guilt. My sin troubles me.
My mortal enemies are growing stronger. Many hate me for no reason.
They pay me back with evil instead of good, and they accuse me because I try to do what is good.