Psalm 26

1 Lord, defend me because I have lived an innocent life. I have trusted the Lord and never doubted.
2 Lord, try me and test me; look closely into my heart and mind.
3 I see your love, and I live by your truth.
4 I do not spend time with liars, nor do I make friends with those who hide their sin.
5 I hate the company of evil people, and I won't sit with the wicked.
6 I wash my hands to show I am innocent, and I come to your altar, Lord.
7 I raise my voice in praise and tell of all the miracles you have done.
8 Lord, I love the Temple where you live, where your glory is.
9 Do not kill me with those sinners or take my life with those murderers.
10 Evil is in their hands, and they do wrong for money.
11 But I have lived an innocent life, so save me and have mercy on me.
12 I stand in a safe place. Lord, I praise you in the great meeting. Of David.