Psalm 26
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Protestation of Integrity and Prayer for Protection.

A Psalm of David.

1[a]Vindicate me, LORD, for I have walked in my integrity,

And I have trusted in the LORD [b]without wavering.

2Examine me, LORD, and put me to the test;

Refine my [c]mind and my heart.

3For Your [d]goodness is before my eyes,

And I have walked in Your truth.

4I do not sit with [e]deceitful people,

Nor will I go with [f]pretenders.

5I hate the assembly of evildoers,

And I will not sit with the wicked.

6I will wash my hands in innocence,

And I will go around Your altar, LORD,

7That I may proclaim with the voice of thanksgiving

And declare all Your [g]wonders.

8LORD, I love the dwelling of Your house,

And the place [h]where Your glory remains.

9Do not [i]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 will walk in my integrity;

Redeem me, and be gracious to me.

12My foot stands on level ground;

In the congregations I will bless the LORD.

[a] 1 Lit Judge
[b] 1 Lit I do not slide
[c] 2 Lit kidneys, figurative for inner man
[d] 3 Or faithfulness
[e] 4 Or worthless men; lit men of falsehood
[f] 4 Or dissemblers, hypocrites
[g] 7 Or miracles
[h] 8 Lit of the tabernacle of Your glory
[i] 9 Lit gather

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