Psalm 26
New Living TranslationHolman Christian Standard Bible
1Declare me innocent, O LORD, for I have acted with integrity; I have trusted in the LORD without wavering.1Davidic. Vindicate me, LORD, because I have lived with integrity and have trusted in the LORD without wavering.
2Put me on trial, LORD, and cross-examine me. Test my motives and my heart.2Test me, LORD, and try me; examine my heart and mind.
3For I am always aware of your unfailing love, and I have lived according to your truth.3For Your faithful love is before my eyes, and I live by Your truth.
4I do not spend time with liars or go along with hypocrites.4I do not sit with the worthless or associate with hypocrites.
5I hate the gatherings of those who do evil, and I refuse to join in with the wicked.5I hate a crowd of evildoers, and I do 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, LORD,
7singing a song of thanksgiving and telling of all your wonders.7raising my voice in thanksgiving and telling about Your wonderful works.
8I love your sanctuary, LORD, the place where your glorious presence dwells.8 LORD, I love the house where You dwell, the place where Your glory resides.
9Don’t let me suffer the fate of sinners. Don’t condemn me along with murderers.9Do not destroy me along with sinners, or my life along with men of bloodshed
10Their hands are dirty with evil schemes, and they constantly take bribes.10in whose hands are evil schemes and whose right hands are filled with bribes.
11But I am not like that; I live with integrity. So redeem me and show me mercy.11But I live with 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; I will praise the LORD in the assemblies.
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