Psalm 26
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Vindicate Me, O Lord

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1Of David. Vindicate me, LORD, for I have led a blameless life; I have trusted in the LORD and have not faltered.1Vindicate me, O LORD, for I have walked in my integrity, and I have trusted in the LORD without wavering.1A Psalm of David. Vindicate me, O LORD, for I have walked in my integrity, And I have trusted in the LORD without wavering.1A Psalm of David. Judge me, O LORD; for I have walked in mine integrity: I have trusted also in the LORD; therefore I shall not slide.1Davidic. Vindicate me, LORD, because I have lived with integrity and have trusted in the LORD without wavering.
2Test me, LORD, and try me, examine my heart and my mind;2Prove me, O LORD, and try me; test my heart and my mind.2Examine me, O LORD, and try me; Test my mind and my heart.2Examine me, O LORD, and prove me; try my reins and my heart.2Test me, LORD, and try me; examine my heart and mind.
3for I have always been mindful of your unfailing love and have lived in reliance on your faithfulness.3For your steadfast love is before my eyes, and I walk in your faithfulness.3For Your lovingkindness is before my eyes, And I have walked in Your truth.3For thy lovingkindness is before mine eyes: and I have walked in thy truth.3For Your faithful love is before my eyes, and I live by Your truth.
4I do not sit with the deceitful, nor do I associate with hypocrites.4I do not sit with men of falsehood, nor do I consort with hypocrites.4I do not sit with deceitful men, Nor will I go with pretenders.4I have not sat with vain persons, neither will I go in with dissemblers.4I do not sit with the worthless or associate with hypocrites.
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5I abhor the assembly of evildoers and refuse to sit with the wicked.5I hate the assembly of evildoers, and I will not sit with the wicked.5I hate the assembly of evildoers, And I will not sit with the wicked.5I have hated the congregation of evil doers; and will not sit with the wicked.5I hate a crowd of evildoers, and I do not sit with the wicked.
6I wash my hands in innocence, and go about your altar, LORD,6I wash my hands in innocence and go around your altar, O LORD,6I shall wash my hands in innocence, And I will go about Your altar, O LORD,6I will wash mine hands in innocency: so will I compass thine altar, O LORD:6I wash my hands in innocence and go around Your altar, LORD,
7proclaiming aloud your praise and telling of all your wonderful deeds.7proclaiming thanksgiving aloud, and telling all your wondrous deeds.7That I may proclaim with the voice of thanksgiving And declare all Your wonders.7That I may publish with the voice of thanksgiving, and tell of all thy wondrous works.7raising my voice in thanksgiving and telling about Your wonderful works.
8LORD, I love the house where you live, the place where your glory dwells.8O LORD, I love the habitation of your house and the place where your glory dwells.8O LORD, I love the habitation of Your house And the place where Your glory dwells.8LORD, I have loved the habitation of thy house, and the place where thine honour dwelleth.8 LORD, I love the house where You dwell, the place where Your glory resides.
9Do not take away my soul along with sinners, my life with those who are bloodthirsty,9Do not sweep my soul away with sinners, nor my life with bloodthirsty men,9Do not take my soul away along with sinners, Nor my life with men of bloodshed,9Gather not my soul with sinners, nor my life with bloody men:9Do not destroy me along with sinners, or my life along with men of bloodshed
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10in whose hands are wicked schemes, whose right hands are full of bribes.10in whose hands are evil devices, and whose right hands are full of bribes.10In whose hands is a wicked scheme, And whose right hand is full of bribes.10In whose hands is mischief, and their right hand is full of bribes.10in whose hands are evil schemes and whose right hands are filled with bribes.
11I lead a blameless life; deliver me and be merciful to me.11But as for me, I shall walk in my integrity; redeem me, and be gracious to me.11But as for me, I shall walk in my integrity; Redeem me, and be gracious to me.11But as for me, I will walk in mine integrity: redeem me, and be merciful unto me.11But I live with integrity; redeem me and be gracious to me.
12My feet stand on level ground; in the great congregation I will praise the LORD.12My foot stands on level ground; in the great assembly I will bless the LORD.12My foot stands on a level place; In the congregations I shall bless the LORD.12My foot standeth in an even place: in the congregations will I bless the LORD.12My foot stands on level ground; I will praise the LORD in the assemblies.



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