For the zeal of thy house hath eaten me up; And the reproaches of them that reproach thee are fallen upon me.
They have prepared a net for my steps; My soul is bowed down: They have digged a pit before me; They are fallen into the midst thereof themselves. Selah
My soul is among lions; I lie among them that are set on fire, Even the sons of men, whose teeth are spears and arrows, And their tongue a sharp sword.
They only consult to thrust him down from his dignity; They delight in lies; They bless with their mouth, but they curse inwardly. Selah
All the day long they wrest my words: All their thoughts are against me for evil.
They that hate me without a cause are more than the hairs of my head: They that would cut me off, being mine enemies wrongfully, are mighty: That which I took not away I have to restore.
For mine enemies speak concerning me; And they that watch for my soul take counsel together,
Mine enemies reproach me all the day; They that are mad against me do curse by me.
For the mouth of the wicked and the mouth of deceit have they opened against me: They have spoken unto me with a lying tongue. They have compassed me about also with words of hatred, And fought against me without a cause. For my love they are my adversaries: But I give myself unto prayer. read more.
And they have rewarded me evil for good, And hatred for my love.
Many a time have they afflicted me from my youth up, Let Israel now say, Many a time have they afflicted me from my youth up: Yet they have not prevailed against me. The plowers plowed upon my back; They made long their furrows.