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26 By David. Judge me, O Jehovah, for I in mine integrity have walked, And in Jehovah I have trusted, I slide not.

Try me, O Jehovah, and prove me, Purified [are] my reins and my heart.

For Thy kindness [is] before mine eyes, And I have walked habitually in Thy truth.

I have not sat with vain men, And with dissemblers I enter not.

I have hated the assembly of evil doers, And with the wicked I sit not.

I wash in innocency my hands, And I compass Thine altar, O Jehovah.

To sound with a voice of confession, And to recount all Thy wonders.

Jehovah, I have loved the habitation of Thy house, And the place of the tabernacle of Thine honour.

Do not gather with sinners my soul, And with men of blood my life,

10 In whose hand [is] a wicked device, And their right hand [is] full of bribes.

11 And I, in mine integrity I walk, Redeem me, and favour me.

12 My foot hath stood in uprightness, In assemblies I bless Jehovah!

Psalm 26

Of David.

Vindicate me,(A) Lord,
    for I have led a blameless life;(B)
I have trusted(C) in the Lord
    and have not faltered.(D)
Test me,(E) Lord, and try me,
    examine my heart and my mind;(F)
for I have always been mindful of your unfailing love(G)
    and have lived(H) in reliance on your faithfulness.(I)

I do not sit(J) with the deceitful,
    nor do I associate with hypocrites.(K)
I abhor(L) the assembly of evildoers
    and refuse to sit with the wicked.
I wash my hands in innocence,(M)
    and go about your altar, Lord,
proclaiming aloud your praise(N)
    and telling of all your wonderful deeds.(O)

Lord, I love(P) the house where you live,
    the place where your glory dwells.(Q)
Do not take away my soul along with sinners,
    my life with those who are bloodthirsty,(R)
10 in whose hands are wicked schemes,(S)
    whose right hands are full of bribes.(T)
11 I lead a blameless life;
    deliver me(U) and be merciful to me.

12 My feet stand on level ground;(V)
    in the great congregation(W) I will praise the Lord.

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