Psalm 26
New American Bible Revised Edition

Psalm 26*

Prayer of Innocence

1Of David.


Judge me, Lord!

For I have walked in my integrity.a

In the Lord I trust;

I do not falter.

2Examine me, Lord, and test me;

search my heart and mind.b

3Your mercy is before my eyes;

I walk guided by your faithfulness.c


4I do not sit with worthless men,

nor with hypocrites do I mingle.

5I hate an evil assembly;

with the wicked I do not sit.

6I will wash my hands* in innocenced

so that I may process around your altar, Lord,

7To hear the sound of thanksgiving,

and recount all your wondrous deeds.

8Lord, I love the refuge of your house,

the site of the dwelling-place of your glory.e


9Do not take me away with sinners,

nor my life with the men of blood,f

10In whose hands there is a plot,

their right hands full of bribery.

11But I walk in my integrity;g

redeem me, be gracious to me!h

12My foot stands on level ground;*

in assemblies I will bless the Lord.i

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