I sink in the miry depths, where there is no foothold. I have come into the deep waters; the floods engulf me.
Those who hate me without reason outnumber the hairs of my head; many are my enemies without cause, those who seek to destroy me. I am forced to restore what I did not steal.
1. to cover or surround something in a way that harms or destroy it;
2. if a thought or emotion engulfs you, it controls your thoughts or feeling;
3. if something bad or unpleasant engulfs people, it affects them serious.
if one group outnumbers another, there are more in the first group than in the second.