Psalm 26 BBE/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 O Lord, be my judge, for my behaviour has been upright: I have put my faith in the Lord, I am not in danger of slipping. 1 Vindicate me, O LORD, for I have led a blameless life; I have trusted in the LORD without wavering.
2 Put me in the scales, O Lord, so that I may be tested; let the fire make clean my thoughts and my heart. 2 Test me, O LORD, and try me, examine my heart and my mind;
3 For your mercy is before my eyes; and I have gone in the way of your good faith. 3 for your love is ever before me, and I walk continually in your truth.
4 I have not taken my seat with foolish persons, and I do not go with false men. 4 I do not sit with deceitful men, nor do I consort with hypocrites;
5 I have been a hater of the band of wrongdoers, and I will not be seated among sinners. 5 I abhor the assembly of evildoers and refuse to sit with the wicked.
6 I will make my hands clean from sin; so will I go round your altar, O Lord; 6 I wash my hands in innocence, and go about your altar, O LORD,
7 That I may give out the voice of praise, and make public all the wonders which you have done. 7 proclaiming aloud your praise and telling of all your wonderful deeds.
8 Lord, your house has been dear to me, and the resting-place of your glory. 8 I love the house where you live, O LORD, the place where your glory dwells.
9 Let not my soul be numbered among sinners, or my life among men of blood; 9 Do not take away my soul along with sinners, my life with bloodthirsty men,
10 In whose hands are evil designs, and whose right hands take money for judging falsely. 10 in whose hands are wicked schemes, whose right hands are full of bribes.
11 But as for me, I will go on in my upright ways: be my saviour, and have mercy on me. 11 But I lead a blameless life; redeem me and be merciful to me.
12 I have a safe resting-place for my feet; I will give praise to the Lord in the meetings of the people. 12 My feet stand on level ground; in the great assembly I will praise the LORD.