Those who hate me without a cause are more than the hairs of my head;
Those who would destroy me are powerful, being wrongfully my enemies;
What I did not steal, I then have to restore.
Do not let those who are wrongfully my enemies rejoice over me;
Nor let those who hate me without cause wink maliciously.
But they have done this to fulfill the word that is written in their Law, ‘They hated Me without a cause.’
For evils beyond number have surrounded me;
My iniquities have overtaken me, so that I am not able to see;
They are more numerous than the hairs of my head,
And my heart has failed me.
Surely our griefs He Himself bore,
And our sorrows He carried;
Yet we ourselves esteemed Him stricken,
Smitten of God, and afflicted.
O Lord my God, if I have done this,
If there is injustice in my hands,
Malicious witnesses rise up;
They ask me of things that I do not know.
But my enemies are vigorous and strong,
And many are those who hate me wrongfully.
For behold, they have set an ambush for my life;
Fierce men launch an attack against me,
Not for my transgression nor for my sin, O Lord,
They have also surrounded me with words of hatred,
And fought against me without cause.
He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.
who committed no sin, nor was any deceit found in His mouth;
and He Himself bore our sins in His body on the cross, so that we might die to sin and live to righteousness; for by His wounds you were healed.
For Christ also died for sins once for all, the just for the unjust, so that He might bring us to God, having been put to death in the flesh, but made alive in the spirit;