Psalms 26:1-12

Psalm 26

By David.

26:1 Vindicate me, O Lord,

for I have integrity,

and I trust in the Lord without wavering.

26:2 Examine me, O Lord, and test me!

Evaluate my inner thoughts and motives!

26:3 For I am ever aware of your faithfulness,

and your loyalty continually motivates me.

26:4 I do not associate with deceitful men,

or consort with those who are dishonest.

26:5 I hate the mob of evil men,

and do not associate with the wicked.

26:6 I maintain a pure lifestyle,

so I can appear before your altar, O Lord,

26:7 to give you thanks,

and to tell about all your amazing deeds.

26:8 O Lord, I love the temple where you live,

the place where your splendor is revealed.

26:9 Do not sweep me away with sinners,

or execute me along with violent people,

26:10 who are always ready to do wrong

or offer a bribe.

26:11 But I have integrity!

Rescue me and have mercy on me!

26:12 I am safe,

and among the worshipers I will praise the Lord.