Psalm 26

Of David.

1 Establish justice for me, LORD, because I have walked with integrity. I've trusted the LORD without wavering.
2 Examine me, LORD; put me to the test! Purify my mind and my heart.
3 Because your faithful love is right in front of me— I walk in your truth!
4 I don't spend time with people up to no good; I don't keep company with liars.
5 I detest the company of evildoers, and I don't sit with wicked people.
6 I wash my hands—they are innocent! I walk all around your altar, LORD,
7 proclaiming out loud my thanks, declaring all your wonderful deeds!
8 I love the beauty of your house, LORD; I love the place where your glory resides.
9 Don't gather me up with the sinners, taking my life along with violent people
10 in whose hands are evil schemes, whose strong hands are full of bribes.
11 But me? I walk with integrity. Save me! Have mercy on me!
12 My feet now stand on level ground. I will bless the LORD in the great congregation.