Psalm 26

1 By David: Vindicate me, ADONAI, for I have lived a blameless life; unwaveringly I trust in ADONAI.
2 Examine me, ADONAI, test me, search my mind and heart.
3 For your grace is there before my eyes, and I live my life by your truth.
4 I have not sat with worthless folks, I won't consort with hypocrites,
5 I hate the company of evildoers, I will not sit with the wicked.
6 I will wash my hands in innocence and walk around your altar, ADONAI,
7 lifting my voice in thanks and proclaiming all your wonders.
8 ADONAI, I love the house where you live, the place where your glory abides.
9 Don't include me with sinners or my life with the bloodthirsty.
10 In their hands are evil schemes; their right hands are full of bribes.
11 As for me, I will live a blameless life. Redeem me and show me favor.
12 My feet are planted on level ground; in the assemblies I will bless ADONAI.