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Psalm 26 NIRV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

New International Reader's Version (NIRV) New International Version (NIV)
1 Lord, when you hand down your sentence, let it be in my favor. I have lived without blame. I have trusted in the Lord. I have never doubted him. 1 Vindicate me, O LORD, for I have led a blameless life; I have trusted in the LORD without wavering.
2 Lord, test me. Try me out. Look deep down into my heart and mind. 2 Test me, O LORD, and try me, examine my heart and my mind;
3 Your love is always with me. I have always lived by your truth. 3 for your love is ever before me, and I walk continually in your truth.
4 I don't spend time with people who tell lies. I don't keep company with pretenders. 4 I do not sit with deceitful men, nor do I consort with hypocrites;
5 I hate to be with a group of sinful people. I refuse to spend time with those who are evil. 5 I abhor the assembly of evildoers and refuse to sit with the wicked.
6 I wash my hands to show that I'm not guilty. Lord, I come near your altar. 6 I wash my hands in innocence, and go about your altar, O LORD,
7 I shout my praise to you. I tell about all the wonderful things you have done. 7 proclaiming aloud your praise and telling of all your wonderful deeds.
8 Lord, I love the house where you live. I love the place where your glory is. 8 I love the house where you live, O LORD, the place where your glory dwells.
9 Don't destroy me together with sinners. Don't take my life away along with murderers. 9 Do not take away my soul along with sinners, my life with bloodthirsty men,
10 Their hands are always planning to do evil. Their right hands are full of money that bought them off. 10 in whose hands are wicked schemes, whose right hands are full of bribes.
11 But I live without blame. Set me free and show me your favor. 11 But I lead a blameless life; redeem me and be merciful to me.
12 My feet stand on level ground. In the whole community I will praise the Lord. 12 My feet stand on level ground; in the great assembly I will praise the LORD.