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Psalm 26

A Prayer for Divine Scrutiny and Redemption

A Psalm of David.

1 Vindicate ame, O Lord,

For I have bwalked in my integrity.

cI have also trusted in the Lord;

I shall not slip.

2 dExamine me, O Lord, and 1prove me;

Try my mind and my heart.

3 For Your lovingkindness is before my eyes,

And eI have walked in Your truth.

4 I have not fsat with idolatrous mortals,

Nor will I go in with hypocrites.

5 I have ghated the assembly of evildoers,

And will not sit with the wicked.

6 I will wash my hands in innocence;

So I will go about Your altar, O Lord,

7 That I may proclaim with the voice of thanksgiving,

And tell of all Your wondrous works.

8 Lord, hI have loved the habitation of Your house,

And the place 2where Your glory dwells.

9 iDo 3not gather my soul with sinners,

Nor my life with bloodthirsty men,

10 In whose hands is a sinister scheme,

And whose right hand is full of jbribes.

11 But as for me, I will walk in my integrity;

Redeem me and be merciful to me.

12 kMy foot stands in an even place;

In the congregations I will bless the Lord.


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The New King James Version is a total update of the 1611 King James Version, also known as the "Authorized Version." Every attempt has been made to maintain the beauty of the original version while updating the English grammar to contemporary style and usage. The result is much better "readability." It is noteworthy that the NKJV is one of the few modern translations still based on the "Western" or "Byzantine" manuscript tradition. This makes the New King James Version an invaluable aid to comparative English Bible study.


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