until the Lord from heaven looks down and sees.
My eyes cause me grief at the fate of all the young women in my city.
Those who were my enemies without cause have hunted me like a bird;
they flung me alive into a pit and hurled stones on me;
water closed over my head; I said, "I am lost."
I called on your name, O Lord, from the depths of the pit;
you heard my plea, "Do not close your ear to my cry for help, but give me relief!"
You came near when I called on you; you said, "Do not fear!"
You have taken up my cause, O Lord, you have redeemed my life.
You have seen the wrong done to me, O Lord; judge my cause.
You have seen all their malice, all their plots against me.