Psalm 26

1 [A melody] of David.
Judge me, O Jehovah, for I have walked in my integrity; In Jehovah I have trusted without wavering.

2 Examine me, O Jehovah, and put me to the test; Refine my innermost thoughts and my heart.

3 For your loyal love is always in front of me, And I walk in your truth.

4 I do not associate with deceitful men, And I avoid those who hide what they are.

5 I hate the company of evil men, And I refuse to associate with the wicked.

6 I will wash my hands in innocence, And I will march around your altar, O Jehovah,

7 To cause the sound of thanksgiving to be heard And to declare all your wonderful works.

8 Jehovah, I love the house where you dwell, The place where your glory resides.

9 Do not sweep me away with sinners Nor take my life away with violent men,

10 Whose hands engage in shameful conduct, And whose right hand is full of bribes.

11 But as for me, I will walk in my integrity. Rescue me and show me favor.

12 My foot is standing on level ground; In the great congregation, I will praise Jehovah.

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