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Psalm 26

Of David.

Vindicate me,v Lord,

for I have led a blameless life;w

I have trustedx in the Lord

and have not faltered.y

Test me,z Lord, and try me,

examine my heart and my mind;a

for I have always been mindful of your unfailing loveb

and have livedc in reliance on your faithfulness.d

I do not site with the deceitful,

nor do I associate with hypocrites.f

I abhorg the assembly of evildoers

and refuse to sit with the wicked.

I wash my hands in innocence,h

and go about your altar, Lord,

proclaiming aloud your praisei

and telling of all your wonderful deeds.j

Lord, I lovek the house where you live,

the place where your glory dwells.l

Do not take away my soul along with sinners,

my life with those who are bloodthirsty,m

10 in whose hands are wicked schemes,n

whose right hands are full of bribes.o

11 I lead a blameless life;

deliver mep and be merciful to me.

12 My feet stand on level ground;q

in the great congregationr I will praise the Lord.


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