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Psalm 26 :: New King James Version (NKJV)

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A Prayer for Divine Scrutiny and Redemption
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 26:1 - A Psalm of David.

Vindicate me, O LORD,
For I have walked in my integrity.
I have also trusted in the LORD;
I shall not slip.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 26:2 - Examine me, O LORD, and prove me;
Try my mind and my heart.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 26:3 - For Your lovingkindness is before my eyes,
And I have walked in Your truth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 26:4 - I have not sat with idolatrous mortals,
Nor will I go in with hypocrites.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 26:5 - I have hated the assembly of evildoers,
And will not sit with the wicked.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 26:6 - I will wash my hands in innocence;
So I will go about Your altar, O LORD,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 26:7 - That I may proclaim with the voice of thanksgiving,
And tell of all Your wondrous works.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 26:8 - LORD, I have loved the habitation of Your house,
And the place where Your glory dwells.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 26:9 - Do not gather my soul with sinners,
Nor my life with bloodthirsty men,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 26:10 - In whose hands is a sinister scheme,
And whose right hand is full of bribes.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 26:11 - But as for me, I will walk in my integrity;
Redeem me and be merciful to me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 26:12 - My foot stands in an even place;
In the congregations I will bless the LORD.

New King James Version, © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

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