PSALM 26 Protestation of Integrity and Prayer for Protection. A Psalm of David. 26 1[I]Vindicate me, O Lord, for I have walked in my integrity, And I have trusted in the Lord [J]without wavering. 2Examine me, O Lord, and try me; Test my [K]mind and my heart. 3For Your lovingkindness is before my eyes, And I have walked in Your [L]truth. 4I do not sit with [M]deceitful men, Nor will I go with [N]pretenders. 5I hate the assembly of evildoers, And I will not sit with the wicked. 6I shall wash my hands in innocence, And I will go about Your altar, O Lord, 7That I may proclaim with the voice of thanksgiving And declare all Your [O]wonders. 8O Lord, I love the habitation of Your house And the place [P]where Your glory dwells. 9Do not [Q]take my soul away along with sinners, Nor my life with men of bloodshed, 10In whose hands is a wicked scheme, And whose right hand is full of bribes. 11But as for me, I shall walk in my integrity; Redeem me, and be gracious to me. 12My foot stands on a level place; In the congregations I shall bless the Lord.
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