Psalm 26 New Living Translation

A Protestation of Integrity

26 1  Declare me innocent, O Lord, for I have acted with integrity; I have trusted in the Lord without wavering. 2  Put me on trial, Lord, and cross-examine me. Test my motives and my heart. 3  For I am always aware of your unfailing love, and I have lived according to your truth. 4  I do not spend time with liars or go along with hypocrites. 5  I hate the gatherings of those who do evil, and I refuse to join in with the wicked.

6  I wash my hands to declare my innocence. I come to your altar, O Lord, 7  singing a song of thanksgiving and telling of all your wonders. 8  I love your sanctuary, Lord, the place where your glorious presence dwells. 9  Don't let me suffer the fate of sinners. Don't condemn me along with murderers. 10  Their hands are dirty with evil schemes, and they constantly take bribes. 11  But I am not like that; I live with integrity. So redeem me and show me mercy. 12  Now I stand on solid ground, and I will publicly praise the Lord .


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