Psalm 26

I Will Bless the Lord

1 Vindicate a me, O LORD,
For I have b walked in my integrity.
c I have also trusted in the LORD;
I shall not slip.
2 d Examine me, O LORD, and 1 prove me;
Try my mind and my heart.
3 For Your lovingkindness is before my eyes,
And e I have walked in Your truth.

4 I have not f sat with idolatrous mortals,
Nor will I go in with hypocrites.
5 I have g hated the assembly of evildoers,
And will not sit with the wicked.

6 I will wash my hands in innocence;
So I will go about Your altar, O LORD,
7 That I may proclaim with the voice of thanksgiving,
And tell of all Your wondrous works.

8 LORD, h I have loved the habitation of Your house,
And the place 2 where Your glory dwells.
9 i Do 3 not gather my soul with sinners,
Nor my life with bloodthirsty men,
10 In whose hands is a sinister scheme,
And whose right hand is full of j bribes.

11 But as for me, I will walk in my integrity;
Redeem me and be merciful to me.
12 k My foot stands in an even place;
In the congregations I will bless the LORD.

New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
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