Compare Translations for Psalm 26:2

Psalm 26:2 ASV
Examine me, O Jehovah, and prove me; Try my heart and my mind.
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Psalm 26:2 BBE
Put me in the scales, O Lord, so that I may be tested; let the fire make clean my thoughts and my heart.
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Psalm 26:2 CEB
Examine me, LORD; put me to the test! Purify my mind and my heart.
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Psalm 26:2 CJB
Examine me, ADONAI, test me, search my mind and heart.
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Psalm 26:2 RHE
(25-2) Prove me, O Lord, and try me; burn my reins and my heart.
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Psalm 26:2 ESV
Prove me, O LORD, and try me; test my heart and my mind.
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Psalm 26:2 GW
Examine me, O LORD, and test me. Look closely into my heart and mind.
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Psalm 26:2 GNT
Examine me and test me, Lord; judge my desires and thoughts.
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Psalm 26:2 HNV
Examine me, LORD, and prove me. Try my heart and my mind.
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Psalm 26:2 CSB
Test me, Lord, and try me; examine my heart and mind.
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Psalm 26:2 KJV
Examine me, O LORD, and prove me; try my reins and my heart.
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Psalm 26:2 LEB
Prove me, O Yahweh, and test me. Try my {innermost being} and my {mind}.
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Psalm 26:2 NAS
Examine me, O LORD, and try me; Test my mind and my heart.
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Psalm 26:2 NCV
Lord, try me and test me; look closely into my heart and mind.
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Psalm 26:2 NIRV
Lord, test me. Try me out. Look deep down into my heart and mind.
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Psalm 26:2 NIV
Test me, O LORD, and try me, examine my heart and my mind;
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Psalm 26:2 NKJV
Examine me, O Lord, and prove me; Try my mind and my heart.
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Psalm 26:2 NLT
Put me on trial, LORD, and cross-examine me. Test my motives and affections.
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Psalm 26:2 NRS
Prove me, O Lord, and try me; test my heart and mind.
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Psalm 26:2 RSV
Prove me, O LORD, and try me; test my heart and my mind.
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Psalm 26:2 DBY
Prove me, Jehovah, and test me; try my reins and my heart:
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Psalm 26:2 MSG
Examine me, God, from head to foot, order your battery of tests. Make sure I'm fit inside and out
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Psalm 26:2 WBT
Examine me, O LORD, and prove me; try my reins and my heart.
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Psalm 26:2 TMB
Examine me, O LORD, and test me; try my reins and my heart.
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Psalm 26:2 TNIV
Test me, LORD, and try me, examine my heart and my mind;
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Psalm 26:2 WEB
Examine me, Yahweh, and prove me. Try my heart and my mind.
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Psalm 26:2 WYC
Lord, prove thou me, and assay me; burn thou my reins, and mine heart (burn thou my will, and my heart).
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Psalm 26:2 YLT
Try me, O Jehovah, and prove me, Purified [are] my reins and my heart.
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Psalms 26 Commentary - Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Concise)

Chapter 26

David, in this psalm, appeals to God touching his integrity.

- David here, by the Spirit of prophecy, speaks of himself as a type of Christ, of whom what he here says of his spotless innocence was fully and eminently true, and of Christ only, and to Him we may apply it. We are complete in him. The man that walks in his integrity, yet trusting wholly in the grace of God, is in a state of acceptance, according to the covenant of which Jesus was the Mediator, in virtue of his spotless obedience even unto death. This man desires to have his inmost soul searched and proved by the Lord. He is aware of the deceitfulness of his own heart; he desires to detect and mortify every sin; and he longs to be satisfied of his being a true believer, and to practise the holy commands of God. Great care to avoid bad company, is both a good evidence of our integrity, and a good means to keep us in it. Hypocrites and dissemblers may be found attending on God's ordinances; but it is a good sign of sincerity, if we attend upon them, as the psalmist here tells us he did, in the exercise of repentance and conscientious obedience. He feels his ground firm under him; and, as he delights in blessing the Lord with his congregations on earth, he trusts that shortly he shall join the great assembly in heaven, in singing praises to God and to the Lamb for evermore.

Psalms 26 Commentary - Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

PSALM 26

Psalms 26:1-12 . After appealing to God's judgment on his avowed integrity and innocence of the charges laid by his enemies, the Psalmist professes delight in God's worship, and prays for exemption from the fate of the wicked, expressing assurance of God's favor.

1. Judge--decide on my case; the appeal of innocence.
in mine integrity--freedom from blemish (compare Psalms 25:21 ). His confidence of perseverance results from trust in God's sustaining grace.

2. He asks the most careful scrutiny of his affections and thoughts ( Psalms 7:9 ), or motives.

3. As often, the ground of prayer for present help is former favor.

4-8. As exemplified by the fruits of divine grace, presented in his life, especially in his avoiding the wicked and his purposes of cleaving to God's worship.

6. wash mine hands--expressive symbol of freedom from sinful acts (compare Matthew 27:24 ).

8. the habitation of thy house--where Thy house rests, as the tabernacle was not yet permanently fixed.
honour dwelleth--conveys an allusion to the Holy of Holies.

9. Gather not, &c.--Bring me not to death.
bloody men--(compare Psalms 5:6 ).

10. Their whole conduct is that of violence and fraud.

11, 12. But, &c.--He contrasts his character and destiny with that of the wicked (compare Psalms 26:1 Psalms 26:2 ).

12. even place--free from occasions of stumbling--safety in his course is denoted. Hence he will render to God his praise publicly.