26:1 Vindicate me, O Lord,
for I have integrity, 2
and I trust in the Lord without wavering.
26:2 Examine me, O Lord, and test me!
Evaluate my inner thoughts and motives! 3
and your loyalty continually motivates me. 5
2 tn Heb “for I in my integrity walk.”
3 tn Heb “evaluate my kidneys and my heart.” The kidneys and heart were viewed as the seat of one’s volition, conscience, and moral character.
4 tn Heb “for your faithfulness [is] before my eyes.”
5 tn Heb “and I walk about in your loyalty.”
sn The psalmist’s awareness of the Lord’s faithfulness and…loyalty toward him motivates him to remain loyal to the Lord and to maintain his moral purity.