26 Lord, ·defend [vindicate] me because I have ·lived an innocent life [L walked in innocence; Job 1:1]. I have ·trusted [confidence in] the Lord and never ·doubted [wavered; faltered]. 2 Lord, try me and test me; look closely into my ·heart and mind [L kidneys and heart; C the seat of emotions and mind in Hebrew thought]. 3 ·I see your love [L Your loyalty/covenant love is before my eyes], and I ·live by your truth [walk in your truth/faithfulness]. 4 I do not ·spend time [L sit] with ·liars [or worthless people], nor do I ·make friends [L go] with ·those who hide their sin [hypocrites]. 5 I hate the ·company [assembly] of evil people, and I won’t sit with the wicked. 6 I wash my hands ·to show I am innocent [L in innocence], and I ·come to [L go around] your altar, Lord. 7 I raise my voice in ·praise [or thanks] and tell of all the ·miracles [wonderful things] you have done. 8 Lord, I love the ·Temple [L house] where you live, where your glory [C manifest presence] ·is [dwells]. 9 Do not ·kill me [take me away] with those sinners or take my life with ·those murderers [the bloodthirsty; L men of blood]. 10 ·Evil is [Schemes are] in their hands, and ·they do wrong for money [L their right hand is full of bribes]. 11 But I have ·lived an innocent life [L walked in innocence; v. 1], so ·save [redeem; ransom] me and have mercy on me. 12 ·I stand in a safe place [L My feet stand on level ground]. Lord, I ·praise [bless] you in the great ·meeting [assembly].
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