Psalm 26
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A Man of Integrity Pleads for Justice

1Vindicate me, LORD,

because I have walked in integrity;

I have trusted in the LORD without wavering.

2Examine me, LORD, and inspect me!

Test my heart and mind.a

3For your gracious love precedes me,

and I continuously walk according to your truth.

4I do not sit with those committed to what is false,

nor do I travel with hypocrites.

5I hate the company of those who practice evil,

nor do I sit with the wicked.

6I wash my hands innocently.

I go around your altar, LORD,

7so I may praise you loudly with thanksgiving

and declare all your wondrous acts.

8LORD, I love the dwelling place that is your house,

the place where your glory resides.

9Do not group meb with sinners,

nor include mec with men who shed blood.

10Their hands are filled with wicked schemes,

and their right hands with bribes.

11But as for me,

I walk in my integrity.

Redeem me and be gracious to me!

12My feet stand on level ground;

among the worshiping congregations

I will bless the LORD.

a 26:2 Lit. kidneys; i.e. the center of emotions
b 26:9 Lit. my soul
c 26:9 The Heb. lacks include me

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