New American Standard Bible
But as for me, I shall walk in my integrity; Redeem me, and be gracious to me.
King James Bible
But as for me, I will walk in mine integrity: redeem me, and be merciful unto me.
Darby Bible Translation
But as for me, I will walk in mine integrity. Redeem me, and be gracious unto me.
World English Bible
But as for me, I will walk in my integrity. Redeem me, and be merciful to me.
Young's Literal Translation
And I, in mine integrity I walk, Redeem me, and favour me.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
But as for me - The Hebrew is, "and I." But there is evidently a contrast between what he purposed to do, and the course of life pursued by those to whom he had just referred; and this is correctly expressed in our translation, "But as for me." It is a statement of his profession of piety, and of his purpose to lead a religious life. He "meant" - he solemnly "purposed" - to lead a holy life.
I will walk - I will live a life of integrity. See the notes at Psalm 1:1.
Redeem me - From sin; from trouble; from death. The word "redeem" here implies that he did not claim to be "perfect" in the most absolute sense, even when he expressed his purpose to lead a life of integrity. He felt still that he was a sinner, and that he was dependent on redeeming mercy for salvation. On the word "redeem," see Psalm 25:22, note; Isaiah 29:22, note. Compare the notes at Isaiah 43:3.
And be merciful to me - In connection with redemption. The prayer for mercy is always an acknowledgment of guilt, and the plea here shows that with all his purposes of holy living, and notwithstanding all that he had referred to in the psalm as evidence of uprightness of intention and integrity of life, he still felt that he was a sinner, and that his only hope was in the mercy of God.
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"Lord, I have loved the habitation of Thy house, and the place where Thine honour dwelleth."--Ps. xxvi. 8. R. Rolle, 1349. tr., Emma Frances Bevan, 1899 O Lord, I have loved the fair beauty Of the house Thou hast chosen for Thee, The courts where Thy gladness rejoiceth, And where Thou delightest to be. For I love to be made the fair dwelling Where God in His grace may abide; I would cast forth whatever may grieve Thee, And welcome none other beside. Oh blessed the grace that has made me The home …
Frances Bevan—Hymns of Ter Steegen and Others (Second Series)
Letter xxxix (A. D. 1137) to the Same.
A Psalm of David. Vindicate me, O LORD, for I have walked in my integrity, And I have trusted in the LORD without wavering.
Rise up, be our help, And redeem us for the sake of Your lovingkindness.
Oh draw near to my soul and redeem it; Ransom me because of my enemies!
Better is a poor man who walks in his integrity Than he who is perverse in speech and is a fool.
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