Psalms 26

Chapter 26

26:1 [A Psalm] of David. Judge me, a O LORD; for I have walked in mine integrity: I have trusted also in the LORD; [therefore] I shall not slide.

(a) He flees to God to be the judge of his just cause, seeing there is no equity among men.
26:2 Examine me, O LORD, and prove me; try my b reins and my heart.
(b) My very affections and inward motions of the heart.
26:3 For thy c lovingkindness [is] before mine eyes: and I have walked in thy truth.
(c) He shows what stayed him, that he did not recompense evil for evil.
26:4 I have not d sat with vain persons, neither will I go in with dissemblers.
(d) He declares that they cannot walk in simplicity before God, that delight in the company of the ungodly.
26:6 I will e wash mine hands in innocency: so will I compass thine altar, O LORD:
(e) I will serve you with a pure affection, and with the godly that sacrifice to you.
26:9 f Gather not my soul with sinners, nor my life with bloody men:
(f) Destroy me not in the overthrow of the wicked.
26:10 In whose hands [is] g mischief, and their right hand is full of bribes.
(g) Whose cruel hands execute the malicious devises of their hearts.
26:12 My foot standeth in h an even place: in the congregations will I bless the LORD.
(h) I am preserved from my enemies by the power of God, and therefore will praise him openly.