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Psalm 26 NCV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

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1 Lord, defend me because I have lived an innocent life. I have trusted the Lord and never doubted. 1 Vindicate me, O LORD, for I have led a blameless life; I have trusted in the LORD without wavering.
2 Lord, try me and test me; look closely into my heart and mind. 2 Test me, O LORD, and try me, examine my heart and my mind;
3 I see your love, and I live by your truth. 3 for your love is ever before me, and I walk continually in your truth.
4 I do not spend time with liars, nor do I make friends with those who hide their sin. 4 I do not sit with deceitful men, nor do I consort with hypocrites;
5 I hate the company of evil people, and I won't sit with the wicked. 5 I abhor the assembly of evildoers and refuse to sit with the wicked.
6 I wash my hands to show I am innocent, and I come to your altar, Lord. 6 I wash my hands in innocence, and go about your altar, O LORD,
7 I raise my voice in praise and tell of all the miracles you have done. 7 proclaiming aloud your praise and telling of all your wonderful deeds.
8 Lord, I love the Temple where you live, where your glory is. 8 I love the house where you live, O LORD, the place where your glory dwells.
9 Do not kill me with those sinners or take my life with those murderers. 9 Do not take away my soul along with sinners, my life with bloodthirsty men,
10 Evil is in their hands, and they do wrong for money. 10 in whose hands are wicked schemes, whose right hands are full of bribes.
11 But I have lived an innocent life, so save me and have mercy on me. 11 But I lead a blameless life; redeem me and be merciful to me.
12 I stand in a safe place. Lord, I praise you in the great meeting. Of David. 12 My feet stand on level ground; in the great assembly I will praise the LORD.