A Protestation of Integrity
26 1 By David. Judge me, O Jehovah, for I in mine integrity have walked, And in Jehovah I have trusted, I slide not. 2 Try me, O Jehovah, and prove me, Purified 'are' my reins and my heart. 3 For Thy kindness 'is' before mine eyes, And I have walked habitually in Thy truth. 4 I have not sat with vain men, And with dissemblers I enter not. 5 I have hated the assembly of evil doers, And with the wicked I sit not.
6 I wash in innocency my hands, And I compass Thine altar, O Jehovah. 7 To sound with a voice of confession, And to recount all Thy wonders. 8 Jehovah, I have loved the habitation of Thy house, And the place of the tabernacle of Thine honour. 9 Do not gather with sinners my soul, And with men of blood my life, 10 In whose hand 'is' a wicked device, And their right hand 'is' full of bribes. 11 And I, in mine integrity I walk, Redeem me, and favour me. 12 My foot hath stood in uprightness, In assemblies I bless Jehovah!