Psalm 26
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1Declare me innocent, O LORD, for I have acted with integrity; I have trusted in the LORD without wavering.1Vindicate me, O LORD, for I have walked in my integrity, and I have trusted in the LORD without wavering.
2Put me on trial, LORD, and cross-examine me. Test my motives and my heart.2Prove me, O LORD, and try me; test my heart and my mind.
3For I am always aware of your unfailing love, and I have lived according to your truth.3For your steadfast love is before my eyes, and I walk in your faithfulness.
4I do not spend time with liars or go along with hypocrites.4I do not sit with men of falsehood, nor do I consort with hypocrites.
5I hate the gatherings of those who do evil, and I refuse to join in with the wicked.5I hate the assembly of evildoers, and I will not sit with the wicked.
6I wash my hands to declare my innocence. I come to your altar, O LORD,6I wash my hands in innocence and go around your altar, O LORD,
7singing a song of thanksgiving and telling of all your wonders.7proclaiming thanksgiving aloud, and telling all your wondrous deeds.
8I love your sanctuary, LORD, the place where your glorious presence dwells.8O LORD, I love the habitation of your house and the place where your glory dwells.
9Don’t let me suffer the fate of sinners. Don’t condemn me along with murderers.9Do not sweep my soul away with sinners, nor my life with bloodthirsty men,
10Their hands are dirty with evil schemes, and they constantly take bribes.10in whose hands are evil devices, and whose right hands are full of bribes.
11But I am not like that; I live with integrity. So redeem me and show me mercy.11But as for me, I shall walk in my integrity; redeem me, and be gracious to me.
12Now I stand on solid ground, and I will publicly praise the LORD.12My foot stands on level ground; in the great assembly I will bless the LORD.
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