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New American Standard Bible


Psalm 26

Protestation of Integrity and Prayer for Protection.

A Psalm of David.

1 Vindicate me, O LORD, for I have walked in my integrity, And I have trusted in the LORD without wavering.
2 Examine me, O LORD, and try me; Test my mind and my heart.
3 For Your lovingkindness is before my eyes, And I have walked in Your truth.
4 I do not sit with deceitful men, Nor will I go with pretenders.
5 I hate the assembly of evildoers, And I will not sit with the wicked.
6 I shall wash my hands in innocence, And I will go about Your altar, O LORD,
7 That I may proclaim with the voice of thanksgiving And declare all Your wonders.
8 O LORD, I love the habitation of Your house And the place where Your glory dwells.
9 Do not take my soul away along with sinners, Nor my life with men of bloodshed,
10 In whose hands is a wicked scheme, And whose right hand is full of bribes.
11 But as for me, I shall walk in my integrity; Redeem me, and be gracious to me.
12 My foot stands on a level place; In the congregations I shall bless the LORD.

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