1 6 (Of Dovid) Vindicate me, Hashem; for I have walked in mine tohm (guilelessness); I have trusted also in Hashem without wavering.
2 Examine me, Hashem, and prove me; try my heart and my mind.
3 For Thy chesed is before mine eyes; and I have walked in Thy emes.
4 I do not sit with meteishav (men of vanity), neither will I go in with dissemblers.
5 I have hated the kehal mere’im (congregation of evil doers); and will not sit with the resha’im.
6 I will wash mine hands in nikkayon (innocency, cleanness, freedom from punishment); so will I encompass Thine Mizbe’ach, Hashem;
7 That I may publish with the voice of todah, and tell of all Thy wondrous works.
8 Hashem, I have loved the ma’on of Thy Bais [HaMikdash], and the Mishkan where Thine kavod dwelleth.
9 Take not away my nefesh with chatta’im (sinners), nor my Chai (life) with anshei damim;
10 In whose hands is zimmah (wicked plans), and their right hand is full of shochad (bribery).
11 But as for me, I will walk in mine integrity; redeem me, v’chaneini (and be merciful and gracious unto me).
12 My regel standeth on level ground; in the great assemblies unto Hashem will I render brocha.