Psalm 26

Of David.

1 Establish justice for me, LORD, because I have walked with integrity. I've trusted the LORD without wavering.

References for Psalms 26:1

      2 Examine me, LORD; put me to the test! Purify my mind and my heart.

      References for Psalms 26:2

        • a 26:2 - LXX or <i>investigate</i>
        • b 26:2 - Or <i>kidneys</i>
          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.

          References for Psalms 26:8

            • c 26:8 - LXX; MT <i>the dwelling of your house</i>
              9 Don't gather me up with the sinners, taking my life along with violent people

              References for Psalms 26:9

                • d 26:9 - Or <i>my soul</i>
                  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.