Psalm 26


1Lord, vindicate me, for I’ve walked in my integrity,
I have not wavered from Your path – I’ve trusted, Lord, in Thee.

2Examine me, and try me, Lord; test heart and mind for fault;
3For Your love’s ever before me; in Your truth I do walk.

4I don’t sit with deceitful men, nor plot with hypocrites.
5I hate the evil gatherings; with wicked will not sit.

6I wash my hands in innocence before Your altar, Lord.
7I tell aloud Your praise and all Your wondrous deeds record.

8I love the house where You live, Lord—Your glory dwells within.
9Don’t take my soul away with those bloodthirsty ones who sin.

10For in their hands are wicked schemes—bribes are in their right hand;
11/12But I walk in integrity – on level ground I stand.

11/12Redeem me and be merciful; to me Your grace accord.
And in the great assembly I will praise and bless the Lord.