A psalm of David. Declare me innocent, O LORD, for I have acted with integrity; I have trusted in the LORD without wavering.
Put me on trial, LORD, and cross-examine me. Test my motives and affections.
For I am constantly aware of your unfailing love, and I have lived according to your truth.
I do not spend time with liars or go along with hypocrites.
I hate the gatherings of those who do evil, and I refuse to join in with the wicked.
I wash my hands to declare my innocence. I come to your altar, O LORD,
singing a song of thanksgiving and telling of all your miracles.
I love your sanctuary, LORD, the place where your glory shines.
Don't let me suffer the fate of sinners. Don't condemn me along with murderers.
Their hands are dirty with wicked schemes, and they constantly take bribes.
But I am not like that; I do what is right. So in your mercy, save me.
I have taken a stand, and I will publicly praise the LORD.
Scripture quotations marked NLT are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved. (New Living Translation - The Bible Online)