Psalm 26 NIV

Of David.

1 Vindicate me,1 O LORD, for I have led a blameless life;2 I have trusted3 in the LORD without wavering.4

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2 Test me,5 O LORD, and try me, examine my heart and my mind;6

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3 for your love7 is ever before me, and I walk continually8 in your truth.9

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4 I do not sit10 with deceitful men, nor do I consort with hypocrites;11

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5 I abhor12 the assembly of evildoers and refuse to sit with the wicked.

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6 I wash my hands in innocence,13 and go about your altar, O LORD,

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7 proclaiming aloud your praise14 and telling of all your wonderful deeds.15

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8 I love16 the house where you live, O LORD, the place where your glory dwells.17

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9 Do not take away my soul along with sinners, my life with bloodthirsty men,18

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10 in whose hands are wicked schemes,19 whose right hands are full of bribes.20

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11 But I lead a blameless life; redeem me21 and be merciful to me.

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12 My feet stand on level ground;22 in the great assembly23 I will praise the LORD.

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