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Psalm 26 :: English Standard Version (ESV)

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I Will Bless the Lord

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 26:1 - Of David.
Vindicate me, O LORD,
for I have walked in my integrity,
and I have trusted in the LORD without wavering.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 26:2 - Prove me, O LORD, and try me;
test my heart and my mind.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 26:3 - For your steadfast love is before my eyes,
and I walk in your faithfulness.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 26:4 - I do not sit with men of falsehood,
nor do I consort with hypocrites.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 26:5 - I hate the assembly of evildoers,
and I will not sit with the wicked.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 26:6 - I wash my hands in innocence
and go around your altar, O LORD,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 26:7 - proclaiming thanksgiving aloud,
and telling all your wondrous deeds.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 26:8 - O LORD, I love the habitation of your house
and the place where your glory dwells.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 26:9 - Do not sweep my soul away with sinners,
nor my life with bloodthirsty men,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 26:10 - in whose hands are evil devices,
and whose right hands are full of bribes.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 26:11 - But as for me, I shall walk in my integrity;
redeem me, and be gracious to me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 26:12 - My foot stands on level ground;
in the great assembly I will bless the LORD.
ESV Footnotes
Hebrew test my kidneys and my heart

The Holy Bible, English Standard Version copyright © 2001, 2007, 2011, 2016 by Crossway Books and Bibles, a Publishing Ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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