THE *BOOK OF
Psalm 26 ©
David beseeches God to do him right against his enemies, declaring before Him his uprightness, innocence and godliness; and assuring himself of being heard, promises thankfulness to God.
A Psalm of David.
JUDGE1 me,a O LORD; for I have walked in mine integrity: I have trusted also in the LORD; therefore I shall not slide.
2Examine me, O LORD, and 3prove me; try my reins and my heart.
For thy lovingkindness is before mine eyes: and I have walked in thy 4truth.
Ib have not sat with 5vain persons, neither 6will I go in with 7dissemblers.
I have hated the congregation of evil doers; and will not sit with the wicked.
I will 8wash mine hands in innocency: so will I compass thine altar, O LORD:
That I may 9publish with the voice of thanksgiving, and tell of all thy wondrous works.
LORD, I have loved the habitation of thy house, and the place where thine 10honour dwelleth.
11Gather not my soul with sinners, nor my life with 12bloody men:
13In whose hands is mischief, and their right hand is full of bribes.
But as for me, I will walk in mine integrity: redeem me, and be merciful unto me.
My foot standeth in an 14even place: in the 15congregations will I bless the LORD.