Those also who seek my life lay snares for me; those who seek my hurt speak of destruction, and plan deception all the day long.  But I, like a deaf man, do not hear; and I am like a mute who does not open his mouth.  Thus I am like a man who does not hear, and in whose mouth is no response.  For in You, O Lord, I hope; You will hear, O Lord my GodFor I said, “Hear me, lest they rejoice over me, lest, when my foot slips, they exalt themselves against me.”  For I am ready to fall, and my sorrow is continually before me.  For I will declare my iniquity; I will be in anguish over my sin.  But my enemies are vigorous, and they are strong; and those who hate me wrongfully have multiplied.  Those also who render evil for good, they are my adversaries, because I follow what is good.  Do not forsake me, O Lord; O my God, be not far from me!  Make haste to help me, O Lord, my salvation!

Psalm 38:12-22   (NKJV)