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.
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 God. For 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;
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!