26 Vindicate me, Lord, because I have walked in integrity; I have trusted in the Lord without wavering. 2 Examine me, Lord, and inspect me! Test my heart and mind.[a] 3 For your gracious love precedes me, and I continuously walk according to your truth.
4 I do not sit with those committed to what is false, nor do I travel with hypocrites. 5 I hate the company of those who practice evil, nor do I sit with the wicked. 6 I wash my hands innocently. I go around your altar, Lord, 7 so I may praise you loudly with thanksgiving and declare all your wondrous acts.
8 Lord, I love the dwelling place that is your house, the place where your glory resides. 9 Do not group me[b] with sinners, nor include me[c] with men who shed blood. 10 Their hands are filled with wicked schemes, and their right hands with bribes.
11 But as for me, I walk in my integrity. Redeem me and be gracious to me! 12 My feet stand on level ground; among the worshiping congregations I will bless the Lord.
Psalm 26:2Lit. kidneys; i.e. the center of emotions
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