Psalm 26
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1[i]A Psalm[/i] of David. Vindicate me, O LORD, For I have walked in my integrity. I have also trusted in the LORD; I shall not slip.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 mind and my heart.2Examine me, O LORD, and test me! Evaluate my inner thoughts and motives!
3For Your lovingkindness is before my eyes, And I have walked in Your truth.3For I am ever aware of your faithfulness, and your loyalty continually motivates me.
4I have not sat with idolatrous mortals, Nor will I go in with hypocrites.4I do not associate with deceitful men, or consort with those who are dishonest.
5I have hated the assembly of evildoers, And will not sit with the wicked.5I hate the mob of evil men, and do not associate with the wicked.
6I will wash my hands in innocence; So I will go about Your altar, O LORD,6I maintain a pure lifestyle, so I can appear before your altar, O LORD,
7That I may proclaim with the voice of thanksgiving, And tell of all Your wondrous works.7to give you thanks, and to tell about all your amazing deeds.
8LORD, I have loved the habitation of Your house, And the place where Your glory dwells.8O LORD, I love the temple where you live, the place where your splendor is revealed.
9Do not gather my soul with sinners, Nor my life with bloodthirsty men,9Do not sweep me away with sinners, or execute me along with violent people,
10In whose hands is a sinister scheme, And whose 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 my integrity; Redeem me and be merciful to me.11But I have integrity! Rescue me and have mercy on me!
12My foot stands in an even place; In the congregations I will bless the LORD.12I am safe, and among the worshipers I will praise the LORD.
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Psalm 25
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