Psalm 26
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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.1By David. Vindicate me, O LORD, for I have integrity, and I trust in the LORD without wavering.
2Test me, LORD, and try me, examine my heart and my mind;2Examine me, O LORD, and test me! Evaluate my inner thoughts and motives!
3for I have always been mindful of your unfailing love and have lived in reliance on your faithfulness.3For I am ever aware of your faithfulness, and your loyalty continually motivates me.
4I do not sit with the deceitful, nor do I associate with hypocrites.4I do not associate with deceitful men, or consort with those who are dishonest.
5I abhor the assembly of evildoers and refuse to sit with the wicked.5I hate the mob of evil men, and do not associate with the wicked.
6I wash my hands in innocence, and go about your altar, LORD,6I maintain a pure lifestyle, so I can appear before your altar, O LORD,
7proclaiming aloud your praise and telling of all your wonderful deeds.7to give you thanks, and to tell about all your amazing deeds.
8LORD, I love the house where you live, the place where your glory dwells.8O LORD, I love the temple where you live, the place where your splendor is revealed.
9Do not take away my soul along with sinners, my life with those who are bloodthirsty,9Do not sweep me away with sinners, or execute me along with violent people,
10in whose hands are wicked schemes, whose right hands are full of bribes.10who are always ready to do wrong or offer a bribe.
11I lead a blameless life; deliver me and be merciful to me.11But I have integrity! Rescue me and have mercy on me!
12My feet stand on level ground; in the great congregation I will praise the LORD.12I am safe, and among the worshipers I will praise the LORD.
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