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15 But when I stumbled, they gathered together
    and celebrated my fall with joy;
People attacked me when I wasn’t expecting it;
    they slandered me with no end.
16 Like godless mockers at a festival,[a]
    their words tore at me.

17 Lord, how long will You do nothing but watch?
    Save me from their evil assaults, plots, and plunder;
    rescue my life from these hungry beasts, these ruthless lions!

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  1. 35:16 Greek manuscripts read, “Like the godless they cruelly mocked.”