Protestation of Integrity and Prayer for Protection.

1 1Vindicate me, O LORD, for I have 2walked in my integrity, And I have 3trusted in the LORD 4without wavering.
2 5Examine me, O LORD, and try me; 6Test my mind and my heart.
3 For Your 7lovingkindness is before my eyes, And I have 8walked in Your truth.
4 I do not 9sit with deceitful men, Nor will I go with 10pretenders.
5 I 11hate the assembly of evildoers, And I will not sit with the wicked.
6 I shall 12wash my hands in innocence, And I will go about 13Your altar, O LORD,
7 That I may proclaim with the voice of 14thanksgiving And declare all Your wonders.
8 O LORD, I 15love the habitation of Your house And the place where Your 16glory dwells.
9 17Do not take my soul away along with sinners, Nor my life with 18men of bloodshed,
10 In whose hands is a 19wicked scheme, And whose right hand is full of 20bribes.
11 But as for me, I shall 21walk in my integrity; 22Redeem me, and be gracious to me.
12 23My foot stands on a 24level place; In the 25congregations I shall bless the LORD.