Psalm 26 RSV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 A Psalm of David. Vindicate me, O LORD, for I have walked in my integrity, and I have trusted in the LORD without wavering. 1 Vindicate me, O LORD, for I have led a blameless life; I have trusted in the LORD without wavering.
2 Prove me, O LORD, and try me; test my heart and my mind. 2 Test me, O LORD, and try me, examine my heart and my mind;
3 For thy steadfast love is before my eyes, and I walk in faithfulness to thee. 3 for your love is ever before me, and I walk continually in your truth.
4 I do not sit with false men, nor do I consort with dissemblers; 4 I do not sit with deceitful men, nor do I consort with hypocrites;
5 I hate the company of evildoers, and I will not sit with the wicked. 5 I abhor the assembly of evildoers and refuse to sit with the wicked.
6 I wash my hands in innocence, and go about thy altar, O LORD, 6 I wash my hands in innocence, and go about your altar, O LORD,
7 singing aloud a song of thanksgiving, and telling all thy wondrous deeds. 7 proclaiming aloud your praise and telling of all your wonderful deeds.
8 O LORD, I love the habitation of thy house, and the place where thy glory dwells. 8 I love the house where you live, O LORD, the place where your glory dwells.
9 Sweep me not away with sinners, nor my life with bloodthirsty men, 9 Do not take away my soul along with sinners, my life with bloodthirsty men,
10 men in whose hands are evil devices, and whose right hands are full of bribes. 10 in whose hands are wicked schemes, whose right hands are full of bribes.
11 But as for me, I walk in my integrity; redeem me, and be gracious to me. 11 But I lead a blameless life; redeem me and be merciful to me.
12 My foot stands on level ground; in the great congregation I will bless the LORD. 12 My feet stand on level ground; in the great assembly I will praise the LORD.