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, LORD, because I have walked in integrity; I have trusted in the LORD without wavering.
2Put me on trial, LORD, and cross-examine me. Test my motives and my heart.2Examine me, LORD, and inspect me! Test my heart and mind.
3For I am always aware of your unfailing love, and I have lived according to your truth.3For your gracious love precedes me, and I continuously walk according to your truth.
4I do not spend time with liars or go along with hypocrites.4I do not sit with those committed to what is false, nor do I travel with hypocrites.
5I hate the gatherings of those who do evil, and I refuse to join in with the wicked.5I hate the company of those who practice evil, nor do I sit with the wicked.
6I wash my hands to declare my innocence. I come to your altar, O LORD,6I wash my hands innocently. I go around your altar, LORD,
7singing a song of thanksgiving and telling of all your wonders.7so I may praise you loudly with thanksgiving and declare all your wondrous acts.
8I love your sanctuary, LORD, the place where your glorious presence dwells.8LORD, I love the dwelling place that is your house, the place where your glory resides.
9Don’t let me suffer the fate of sinners. Don’t condemn me along with murderers.9Do not group me with sinners, nor include me with men who shed blood.
10Their hands are dirty with evil schemes, and they constantly take bribes.10Their hands are filled with wicked schemes, and their right hands with bribes.
11But I am not like that; I live with integrity. So redeem me and show me mercy.11But as for me, I 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 feet stand on level ground; among the worshiping congregations I will bless the LORD.
Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright © 1996, 2004, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.The Holy Bible: International Standard Version® Release 2.1 Copyright © 1996-2012 The ISV Foundation
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