Psalms 26

I Will Bless the  Lord

Of David.

1 a  Vindicate me, O  Lord,
for I have b  walked in my integrity,
and I have c  trusted in the  Lord without wavering.
2 d  Prove me, O  Lord, and try me;
test my heart and e  my mind.
Hebrew  test my kidneys and my heart

3For your g  steadfast love is before my eyes,
and I h  walk in your i  faithfulness.
4 I do not j  sit with men of k  falsehood,
nor do I consort with hypocrites.
5I l  hate the assembly of evildoers,
and I will not sit with the wicked.
6 I m  wash my hands in innocence
and go around your altar, O  Lord,
7proclaiming thanksgiving aloud,
and telling all your n  wondrous deeds.
8 O  Lord, I o  love the habitation of your house
and the place where your glory dwells.
9 p  Do not sweep my soul away with sinners,
nor my life with bloodthirsty men,
10in whose hands are evil devices,
and whose right hands are full of q  bribes.
11 But as for me, I shall walk in my integrity;
redeem me, and be gracious to me.
12My foot stands on r  level ground;
in s  the great assembly I will bless the  Lord.
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