Psalm 26 LEB

Of David.

A Prayer for Vindication

1 aJudge me, O Yahweh, because I have walked in my integrity, and I have trusted Yahweh and not wavered.

References for Psalms 26:1

    • ğ 26:1 - The Hebrew Bible counts the superscription as the first verse of the psalm
      2 Prove me, O Yahweh, and test me. Try my {innermost being}b and my {mind}.c

      References for Psalms 26:2

        • Ġ 26:2 - Literally "kidneys," the locus of intense thoughts and emotions in biblical Hebrew
        • ġ 26:2 - Literally "heart"
          3 Because your loyal love [is] before my eyes, and I walk about in your faithfulness.
          4 I do not sit with deceitful people, nor will I go about with hypocrites.
          5 I hate [the] crowd of evildoers, and with [the] wicked I will not sit.
          6 I will wash my hands in innocence, and I will walk about your altar, O Yahweh,
          7 to declare with a voice of thanksgiving, and tell of all your wondrous deeds.
          8 O Yahweh, I love [the] dwelling of your house,d and {the place where your glory abides}.e

          References for Psalms 26:8

            • Ģ 26:8 - Or "temple"
            • ģ 26:8 - Literally "the place of the dwelling place of your glory"
              9 Do not destroy mef with [the] sinners, nor my life with men of bloodshed,

              References for Psalms 26:9

                • Ĥ 26:9 - Or "gather my soul [for judgment]"
                  10 in whose hands [is] an evil plan, and whose right hand is full of bribes.g

                  References for Psalms 26:10

                    • ĥ 26:10 - Hebrew "bribe"
                      11 But as for me, I will walk in my integrity. Redeem me and be gracious to me.
                      12 My foot stands on level ground. In assemblies I will bless Yahweh.