Psalm 26 New International Version

A Protestation of Integrity

26 1  Vindicate me, Lord, for I have led a blameless life; I have trusted in the Lordand have not faltered. 2  Test me, Lord, and try me, examine my heart and my mind; 3  for I have always been mindful of your unfailing love and have lived in reliance on your faithfulness. 4  I do not sit with the deceitful, nor do I associate with hypocrites. 5  I abhor the assembly of evildoers and refuse to sit with the wicked.

6  I wash my hands in innocence, and go about your altar, Lord, 7  proclaiming aloud your praise and telling of all your wonderful deeds. 8  Lord, I love the house where you live, the place where your glory dwells. 9  Do not take away my soul along with sinners, my life with those who are bloodthirsty, 10  in whose hands are wicked schemes, whose right hands are full of bribes. 11  I lead a blameless life; deliver me and be merciful to me. 12  My feet stand on level ground; in the great congregation I will praise the Lord.

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