The Psalms: Book 1, Psalm 26

Psalm 26  •  1 min. read  •  grade level: 4
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Chap. 26
1 Of David. Judge me, O Jehovah, for I have walked in mine integrity, and in Jehovah have I trusted; I shall not be moved.
2 Prove me, O Jehovah, and try me; purify my reins and my heart.
3 For thy mercy [is] before mine eyes, and I have walked in thy truth.
4 I have not sat with vain men,1 and with dissemblers I go not in.
5 I have hated the congregation of evil doers, and with the wicked I sit not.
6 I wash my hands in innocency, and I surround thine altar, O Jehovah,
7 To proclaim with the voice of thanksgiving and to tell all thy marvelous deeds.
8 O Jehovah, I have loved the habitation of thy house, and the dwelling place of thy glory.
9 Gather not my soul with sinners, and my life with bloody men.2
10 In whose hands [is] an evil device, and their right hand is filled with a bribe.
11. But I walk in mine integrity; redeem me and be gracious to me.
12 My foot hath stood in righteousness; in congregations will I bless Jehovah.