Psalms - Chapter 26

1

Of David. Vindicate me, O LORD, for I have led a blameless life; I have trusted in the LORD without wavering.


2

Test me, O LORD, and try me, examine my heart and my mind;


3

for your love is ever before me, and I walk continually in your truth.


4

I do not sit with deceitful men, nor do I consort with hypocrites;


5

I abhor the assembly of evildoers and refuse to sit with the wicked.


6

I wash my hands in innocence, and go about your altar, O LORD,


7

proclaiming aloud your praise and telling of all your wonderful deeds.


8

I love the house where you live, O LORD, the place where your glory dwells.


9

Do not take away my soul along with sinners, my life with bloodthirsty men,


10

in whose hands are wicked schemes, whose right hands are full of bribes.


11

But I lead a blameless life; redeem me and be merciful to me.


12

My feet stand on level ground; in the great assembly I will praise the LORD.