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.1By David. Vindicate me, O LORD, for I have integrity, and I trust in the LORD without wavering.
2Put me on trial, LORD, and cross-examine me. Test my motives and my heart.2Examine me, O LORD, and test me! Evaluate my inner thoughts and motives!
3For I am always aware of your unfailing love, and I have lived according to your truth.3For I am ever aware of your faithfulness, and your loyalty continually motivates me.
4I do not spend time with liars or go along with hypocrites.4I do not associate with deceitful men, or consort with those who are dishonest.
5I hate the gatherings of those who do evil, and I refuse to join in with the wicked.5I hate the mob of evil men, and do not associate with the wicked.
6I wash my hands to declare my innocence. I come to your altar, O LORD,6I maintain a pure lifestyle, so I can appear before your altar, O LORD,
7singing a song of thanksgiving and telling of all your wonders.7to give you thanks, and to tell about all your amazing deeds.
8I love your sanctuary, LORD, the place where your glorious presence dwells.8O LORD, I love the temple where you live, the place where your splendor is revealed.
9Don’t let me suffer the fate of sinners. Don’t condemn me along with murderers.9Do not sweep me away with sinners, or execute me along with violent people,
10Their hands are dirty with evil schemes, and they constantly take bribes.10who are always ready to do wrong or offer a bribe.
11But I am not like that; I live with integrity. So redeem me and show me mercy.11But I have integrity! Rescue me and have mercy on me!
12Now I stand on solid ground, and I will publicly praise the LORD.12I am safe, and among the worshipers I will praise the LORD.
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