The Prayer of a Good Person HEBREW TITLE: By David. 26 1Declare me innocent, O LORD, because I do what is right and trust you completely. 2Examine me and test me, LORD; judge my desires and thoughts. 3Your constant love is my guide; your faithfulness always leads me.[U] 4I do not keep company with worthless people; I have nothing to do with hypocrites. 5I hate the company of the evil and avoid the wicked. 6LORD, I wash my hands to show that I am innocent and march in worship around your altar. 7I sing a hymn of thanksgiving and tell of all your wonderful deeds. 8I love the house where you live, O LORD, the place where your glory dwells. 9Do not destroy me with the sinners; spare me from the fate of murderers— 10those who do evil all the time and are always ready to take bribes. 11As for me, I do what is right; be merciful to me and save me! 12I am safe from all dangers; in the assembly of his people I praise the LORD.
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