O God, whom I praise, do not be silent, for wicked and treacherous mouths attack me.
They speak against me with lying tongues; with hateful words they surround me,
attacking me without cause.
In return for my love they slander me, even though I prayed for them.
They repay me evil for good, hatred for my love.
But you, Lord, my God, deal kindly with me for your name’s sake;
in your great mercy rescue me.
For I am sorely in need; my heart is pierced within me.
Help me, Lord, my God; save me in your kindness.