Psalm 26
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A Prayer for Divine Scrutiny and Redemption

A Psalm of David.

1Vindicate me, O Lord,
For I have walked in my integrity.
I have also trusted in the Lord;
I shall not slip.
2Examine me, O Lord, and [a]prove me;
Try my mind and my heart.
3For Your lovingkindness is before my eyes,
And I have walked in Your truth.
4I have not sat with idolatrous mortals,
Nor will I go in with hypocrites.
5I have hated the assembly of evildoers,
And will not sit with the wicked.

6I will wash my hands in innocence;
So I will go about Your altar, O Lord,
7That I may proclaim with the voice of thanksgiving,
And tell of all Your wondrous works.
8Lord, I have loved the habitation of Your house,
And the place [b]where Your glory dwells.

9Do[c] not gather my soul with sinners,
Nor my life with bloodthirsty men,
10In whose hands is a sinister scheme,
And whose right hand is full of bribes.

11But as for me, I will walk in my integrity;
Redeem me and be merciful to me.
12My foot stands in an even place;
In the congregations I will bless the Lord.


  1. Psalm 26:2 test me
  2. Psalm 26:8 Lit. of the tabernacle of Your glory
  3. Psalm 26:9 Do not take away
The Holy Bible, New King James Version, Copyright © 1982 Thomas Nelson. All rights reserved.

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