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Psalm 26

Prayer for Vindication


Vindicate me, Lord,

because I have lived with integrity

and have trusted in the Lord without wavering. x

Test me, Lord, and try me;

examine my heart and mind. y

For Your faithful love is before my eyes,

and I live by Your truth. z

I do not sit with the worthless

or associate with hypocrites.

I hate a crowd of evildoers,

and I do not sit with the wicked. a

I wash my hands b in innocence c

and go around Your altar, Lord, d

raising my voice in thanksgiving e

and telling about Your wonderful works. f

Lord, I love the house where You dwell,

the place where Your glory resides. g

Do not destroy me along with sinners,

or my life along with men of bloodshed h

10 in whose hands are evil schemes

and whose right hands are filled with bribes. i

11 But I live with integrity;

redeem me and be gracious to me. j

12 My foot stands on level ground; k

I will praise the Lord in the assemblies. l


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The complete Holman Christian Standard Bible® is now available for the first time ever! More than fifteen years in the making, crafted by the shared expertise of nearly a hundred conservative scholars and English stylists, the Holman CSB® sets the standard in painstaking biblical accuracy and pure literary form.

Accurate, yet highly readable, it's a translation committed to leaving both the grace and gravity of the original languages intact while carefully creating a smooth flow of wording for the reader.

Stylistically, this inaugural edition contributes to the clarity of the written Word, arranging the poetic portions of the Scripture into complete lines of thought, and revering God's presence on each page by capitalizing all the pronouns that refer to Him.

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