Psalm 26:11
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New International Version
I lead a blameless life; deliver me and be merciful to me.

New Living Translation
But I am not like that; I live with integrity. So redeem me and show me mercy.

English Standard Version
But as for me, I shall walk in my integrity; redeem me, and be gracious to me.

New American Standard Bible
But as for me, I shall walk in my integrity; Redeem me, and be gracious to me.

King James Bible
But as for me, I will walk in mine integrity: redeem me, and be merciful unto me.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But I live with integrity; redeem me and be gracious to me.

International Standard Version
But as for me, I walk in my integrity. Redeem me and be gracious to me!

NET Bible
But I have integrity! Rescue me and have mercy on me!

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
I have walked in my perfection; save me and have compassion upon me.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But I walk with integrity. Rescue me, and have pity on me.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But as for me, I will walk in my integrity; ransom me and be merciful unto me.

King James 2000 Bible
But as for me, I will walk in my integrity: redeem me, and be merciful unto me.

American King James Version
But as for me, I will walk in my integrity: redeem me, and be merciful to me.

American Standard Version
But as for me, I will walk in mine integrity: Redeem me, and be merciful unto me.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But as for me, I have walked in my innocence: redeem me, and have mercy on me.

Darby Bible Translation
But as for me, I will walk in mine integrity. Redeem me, and be gracious unto me.

English Revised Version
But as for me, I will walk in mine integrity: redeem me, and be merciful unto me.

Webster's Bible Translation
But as for me, I will walk in my integrity: redeem me, and be merciful to me.

World English Bible
But as for me, I will walk in my integrity. Redeem me, and be merciful to me.

Young's Literal Translation
And I, in mine integrity I walk, Redeem me, and favour me.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

26:9 David, in this psalm, appeals to God touching his integrity. - David here, by the Spirit of prophecy, speaks of himself as a type of Christ, of whom what he here says of his spotless innocence was fully and eminently true, and of Christ only, and to Him we may apply it. We are complete in him. The man that walks in his integrity, yet trusting wholly in the grace of God, is in a state of acceptance, according to the covenant of which Jesus was the Mediator, in virtue of his spotless obedience even unto death. This man desires to have his inmost soul searched and proved by the Lord. He is aware of the deceitfulness of his own heart; he desires to detect and mortify every sin; and he longs to be satisfied of his being a true believer, and to practise the holy commands of God. Great care to avoid bad company, is both a good evidence of our integrity, and a good means to keep us in it. Hypocrites and dissemblers may be found attending on God's ordinances; but it is a good sign of sincerity, if we attend upon them, as the psalmist here tells us he did, in the exercise of repentance and conscientious obedience. He feels his ground firm under him; and, as he delights in blessing the Lord with his congregations on earth, he trusts that shortly he shall join the great assembly in heaven, in singing praises to God and to the Lamb for evermore.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 11. - But as for me, I will walk in mine integrity; i.e. I will continue to walk as I have walked hitherto (see ver. 1) - I will be "integer vitae scelerisque purus" - a brave and good resolve. Had he but kept to it! Redeem me, and be merciful unto me (compare the comment on ver. 1). Though hitherto he has walked innocently, and is resolved still to continue to walk innocently; he nevertheless feels that he has need of redeeming mercy. Though he "knows nothing by himself, yet he is not thereby justified" (1 Corinthians 4:4). Many, doubtless, are his "secret sins," which God has "set in the light of his countenance" (Psalm 90:8).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

But as for me, I will walk in mine integrity,.... In which he had hitherto walked, Psalm 26:1; or it may express his faith, that after he was gathered by death he should walk in uprightness and righteousness, in purity and perfection, with Christ in white, and behold the face of God in righteousness; see Isaiah 57:1;

redeem me; from the vain conversation of the wicked, from all troubles, and out of the hands of all enemies;

and be merciful unto me; who was now in distress, being persecuted by Saul, and at a distance from the house of God: this shows that mercy is the source and spring of redemption, both temporal and spiritual; and that the psalmist did not trust in and depend upon his present upright walk and conversation, but in redemption by Christ, and upon the mercy of God in Christ.

The Treasury of David

11 But as for me, I will walk in mine integrity: redeem me, and be merciful unto me.

Here is the lover of godliness entering his personal protest against unrighteous gain. He is a Nonconformist, and is ready to stand alone in his Nonconformity. Like a live fish, he swims against the stream. Trusting in God the Psalmist resolves that the plain way of righteousness shall be his choice, and those who will, may prefer the tortuous paths of violence and deceit. Yet he is by no means a boaster, or a self-righteous vaunter of his own strength, for he cries for redemption and pleads for mercy. Our integrity is not absolute nor inherent it is a work of grace in us and is marred by human infirmity; we must, therefore, resort to the redeeming blood and the throne of mercy, confessing that though we are saints strong men, we must still bow as sinners before God.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

11, 12. But, &c.—He contrasts his character and destiny with that of the wicked (compare Ps 26:1, 2).

Psalm 26:11 Additional Commentaries
Context
Vindicate Me, O Lord
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.
Cross References
Psalm 26:1
Of David. Vindicate me, LORD, for I have led a blameless life; I have trusted in the LORD and have not faltered.

Psalm 44:26
Rise up and help us; rescue us because of your unfailing love.

Psalm 69:18
Come near and rescue me; deliver me because of my foes.

Proverbs 19:1
Better the poor whose walk is blameless than a fool whose lips are perverse.
Treasury of Scripture

But as for me, I will walk in my integrity: redeem me, and be merciful to me.

I will

Psalm 26:1 Judge me, O LORD; for I have walked in my integrity: I have trusted …

1 Samuel 12:2-5 And now, behold, the king walks before you: and I am old and gray …

2 Chronicles 31:20,21 And thus did Hezekiah throughout all Judah, and worked that which …

Nehemiah 5:15 But the former governors that had been before me were chargeable …

Job 1:1 There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job; and that man …

Isaiah 38:3 And said, Remember now, O LORD, I beseech you, how I have walked …

Luke 1:6 And they were both righteous before God, walking in all the commandments …

1 Thessalonians 2:10 You are witnesses, and God also, how piously and justly and blamelessly …

redeem

Psalm 49:7,15 None of them can by any means redeem his brother, nor give to God …

Psalm 69:18 Draw near to my soul, and redeem it: deliver me because of my enemies.

Titus 2:14 Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, …

1 Peter 1:18,19 For as much as you know that you were not redeemed with corruptible …

and

Psalm 103:3,4,7,8 Who forgives all your iniquities; who heals all your diseases…

Nehemiah 13:14,22,31 Remember me, O my God, concerning this, and wipe not out my good …

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