Psalm 26 NAS

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.

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    • a 26:1 - Lit "Judge"
    • b 26:1 - Lit "I do not slide"
      2 5Examine me, O LORD, and try me; 6Test my mind and my heart.

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        • c 26:2 - Lit "kidneys," figurative for inner man
          3 For Your 7lovingkindness is before my eyes, And I have 8walked in Your truth.

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            • d 26:3 - Or "faithfulness"
              4 I do not 9sit with deceitful men, Nor will I go with 10pretenders.

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                • e 26:4 - Or "worthless men;" lit "men of falsehood"
                • f 26:4 - Or "dissemblers, hypocrites"
                  5 I 11hate the assembly of evildoers, And I will not sit with the wicked.

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                  6 I shall 12wash my hands in innocence, And I will go about 13Your altar, O LORD,

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                  7 That I may proclaim with the voice of 14thanksgiving And declare all Your wonders.

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                    • g 26:7 - Or "miracles"
                      8 O LORD, I 15love the habitation of Your house And the place where Your 16glory dwells.

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                        • h 26:8 - Lit "of the tabernacle of Your glory"
                          9 17Do not take my soul away along with sinners, Nor my life with 18men of bloodshed,

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                            • i 26:9 - Lit "gather"
                              10 In whose hands is a 19wicked scheme, And whose right hand is full of 20bribes.

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                              11 But as for me, I shall 21walk in my integrity; 22Redeem me, and be gracious to me.

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                              12 23My foot stands on a 24level place; In the 25congregations I shall bless the LORD.

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