Psalm 26
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1By David. Vindicate me, O LORD, for I have integrity, and I trust in the LORD without wavering. 1Vindicate me, O LORD, for I have walked in my integrity, and I have trusted in the LORD without wavering.
2Examine me, O LORD, and test me! Evaluate my inner thoughts and motives! 2Prove me, O LORD, and try me; test my heart and my mind.
3For I am ever aware of your faithfulness, and your loyalty continually motivates me. 3For your steadfast love is before my eyes, and I walk in your faithfulness.
4I do not associate with deceitful men, or consort with those who are dishonest. 4I do not sit with men of falsehood, nor do I consort with hypocrites.
5I hate the mob of evil men, and do not associate with the wicked. 5I hate the assembly of evildoers, and I will not sit with the wicked.
6I maintain a pure lifestyle, so I can appear before your altar, O LORD, 6I wash my hands in innocence and go around your altar, O LORD,
7to give you thanks, and to tell about all your amazing deeds. 7proclaiming thanksgiving aloud, and telling all your wondrous deeds.
8O LORD, I love the temple where you live, the place where your splendor is revealed. 8O LORD, I love the habitation of your house and the place where your glory dwells.
9Do not sweep me away with sinners, or execute me along with violent people, 9Do not sweep my soul away with sinners, nor my life with bloodthirsty men,
10who are always ready to do wrong or offer a bribe. 10in whose hands are evil devices, and whose right hands are full of bribes.
11But I have integrity! Rescue me and have mercy on me! 11But as for me, I shall walk in my integrity; redeem me, and be gracious to me.
12I am safe, and among the worshipers I will praise the LORD. 12My foot stands on level ground; in the great assembly I will bless the LORD.
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Psalm 25
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