Bible: Psalm 26

Psalm 26 1 

26:1 By David.

Vindicate me, O Lord,

for I have integrity, 2 

and I trust in the Lord without wavering.

26:2 Examine me, O Lord, and test me!

Evaluate my inner thoughts and motives! 3 

26:3 For I am ever aware of your faithfulness, 4 

and your loyalty continually motivates me. 5 

26:4 I do not associate 6  with deceitful men,

or consort 7  with those who are dishonest. 8 

26:5 I hate the mob 9  of evil men,

and do not associate 10  with the wicked.

26:6 I maintain a pure lifestyle, 11 

so I can appear before your altar, 12  O Lord,

26:7 to give you thanks, 13 

and to tell about all your amazing deeds. 14 

26:8 O Lord, I love the temple where you live, 15 

the place where your splendor is revealed. 16 

26:9 Do not sweep me away 17  with sinners,

or execute me along with violent people, 18 

26:10 who are always ready to do wrong 19 

or offer a bribe. 20 

26:11 But I have integrity! 21 

Rescue me 22  and have mercy on me!

26:12 I am safe, 23 

and among the worshipers I will praise the Lord.

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