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Psalm 26 GNT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Declare me innocent, O Lord, because I do what is right and trust you completely. 1 Vindicate me, O LORD, for I have led a blameless life; I have trusted in the LORD without wavering.
2 Examine me and test me, Lord; judge my desires and thoughts. 2 Test me, O LORD, and try me, examine my heart and my mind;
3 Your constant love is my guide; your faithfulness always leads me. 3 for your love is ever before me, and I walk continually in your truth.
4 I do not keep company with worthless people; I have nothing to do with hypocrites. 4 I do not sit with deceitful men, nor do I consort with hypocrites;
5 I hate the company of the evil and avoid the wicked. 5 I abhor the assembly of evildoers and refuse to sit with the wicked.
6 Lord, I wash my hands to show that I am innocent and march in worship around your altar. 6 I wash my hands in innocence, and go about your altar, O LORD,
7 I sing a hymn of thanksgiving and tell of all your wonderful deeds. 7 proclaiming aloud your praise and telling of all your wonderful deeds.
8 I love the house where you live, O Lord, the place where your glory dwells. 8 I love the house where you live, O LORD, the place where your glory dwells.
9 Do not destroy me with the sinners; spare me from the fate of murderers - 9 Do not take away my soul along with sinners, my life with bloodthirsty men,
10 those who do evil all the time and are always ready to take bribes. 10 in whose hands are wicked schemes, whose right hands are full of bribes.
11 As for me, I do what is right; be merciful to me and save me! 11 But I lead a blameless life; redeem me and be merciful to me.
12 I am safe from all dangers; in the assembly of his people I praise the Lord. 12 My feet stand on level ground; in the great assembly I will praise the LORD.