Of David.

A Prayer for Vindication

1 Judge me, O Yahweh, because I have walked in my integrity, and I have trusted Yahweh and not wavered.
2 Prove me, O Yahweh, and test me. Try my {innermost being} and my {mind}.
3 Because your loyal love [is] before my eyes, and I walk about in your faithfulness.
4 I do not sit with deceitful people, nor will I go about with hypocrites.
5 I hate [the] crowd of evildoers, and with [the] wicked I will not sit.
6 I will wash my hands in innocence, and I will walk about your altar, O Yahweh,
7 to declare with a voice of thanksgiving, and tell of all your wondrous deeds.
8 O Yahweh, I love [the] dwelling of your house, and {the place where your glory abides}.
9 Do not destroy me with [the] sinners, nor my life with men of bloodshed,
10 in whose hands [is] an evil plan, and whose right hand is full of bribes.
11 But as for me, I will walk in my integrity. Redeem me and be gracious to me.
12 My foot stands on level ground. In assemblies I will bless Yahweh.