Psalm 26
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1A Psalm of David. Judge me, O LORD; for I have walked in mine integrity: I have trusted also in the LORD; therefore I shall not slide.1By David. Vindicate me, O LORD, for I have integrity, and I trust in the LORD without wavering.
2Examine me, O LORD, and prove me; try my reins and my heart.2Examine me, O LORD, and test me! Evaluate my inner thoughts and motives!
3For thy lovingkindness is before mine eyes: and I have walked in thy truth.3For I am ever aware of your faithfulness, and your loyalty continually motivates me.
4I have not sat with vain persons, neither will I go in with dissemblers.4I do not associate with deceitful men, or consort with those who are dishonest.
5I have hated the congregation of evil doers; and will not sit with the wicked.5I hate the mob of evil men, and do not associate with the wicked.
6I will wash mine hands in innocency: so will I compass thine altar, O LORD:6I maintain a pure lifestyle, so I can appear before your altar, O LORD,
7That I may publish with the voice of thanksgiving, and tell of all thy wondrous works.7to give you thanks, and to tell about all your amazing deeds.
8LORD, I have loved the habitation of thy house, and the place where thine honour dwelleth.8O LORD, I love the temple where you live, the place where your splendor is revealed.
9Gather not my soul with sinners, nor my life with bloody men:9Do not sweep me away with sinners, or execute me along with violent people,
10In whose hands is mischief, and their right hand is full of bribes.10who are always ready to do wrong or offer a bribe.
11But as for me, I will walk in mine integrity: redeem me, and be merciful unto me.11But I have integrity! Rescue me and have mercy on me!
12My foot standeth in an even place: in the congregations will I bless the LORD.12I am safe, and among the worshipers I will praise the LORD.
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