Psalm 26 [A Psalm] of David. 26 1VINDICATE ME, O Lord, for I have walked in my integrity; I have [expectantly] trusted in, leaned on, and relied on the Lord without wavering and I shall not slide. 2Examine me, O Lord, and prove me; test my heart and my mind. 3For Your loving-kindness is before my eyes, and I have walked in Your truth [faithfully]. 4I do not sit with false persons, nor fellowship with pretenders; 5I hate the company of evildoers and will not sit with the wicked. 6I will wash my hands in innocence, and go about Your altar, O Lord, 7That I may make the voice of thanksgiving heard and may tell of all Your wondrous works. 8Lord, I love the habitation of Your house, and the place where Your glory dwells. 9Gather me not with sinners and sweep me not away [with them], nor my life with bloodthirsty men, 10In whose hands is wickedness, and their right hands are full of bribes. 11But as for me, I will walk in my integrity; redeem me and be merciful and gracious to me. 12My foot stands on an even place; in the congregations will I bless the Lord.
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