Psalms - Chapter 26 | New International Version

  • 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.