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Psalm 26

By David.

Judge me favorably, O Yahweh,
    because I have walked with integrity
        and I have trusted you without wavering.
Examine me, O Yahweh, and test me.
    Look closely into my heart and mind.
I see your mercy in front of me.
    I walk in the light of your truth.
I did not sit with liars,
    and I will not be found among hypocrites.
I have hated the mob of evildoers
    and will not sit with wicked people.
I will wash my hands in innocence.
    I will walk around your altar, O Yahweh,
        so that I may loudly sing a hymn of thanksgiving
            and tell about all your miracles.

O Yahweh, I love the house where you live,
    the place where your glory dwells.

Do not sweep away my soul along with hardened sinners
    or my life along with bloodthirsty people.
10 Evil schemes are in their hands.
    Their right hands are full of bribes.
11 But I walk with integrity.
    Rescue me, and have pity on me.
12 My feet stand on level ground.
    I will praise Yahweh with the choirs in worship.