Psalm 26



Prayer For Vindication

1 Vindicate me, O LORD, for I have walked in my integrity, And I have trusted in the LORD without wavering.

1 {A Psalm of David.} Judge me, O LORD; for I have walked in mine integrity: I have trusted also in the LORD; therefore I shall not slide.

1 Vindicate me, Lord, because I have lived with integrity and have trusted in the Lord without wavering.

1 Vindicate me, LORD, because I have walked in integrity; I have trusted in the LORD without wavering.

1 Vindicate me, O Lord, for I have walked in my integrity; I have [expectantly] trusted in, leaned on, and relied on the Lord without wavering and I shall not slide.

2 Examine me, O LORD, and try me; Test my mind and my heart.

2 Examine me, O LORD, and prove me; try my reins and my heart.

2 Test me, Lord, and try me; examine my heart and mind.

2 Examine me, LORD, and inspect me! Test my heart and mind.

2 Examine me, O Lord, and prove me; test my heart and my mind.

3 For Your lovingkindness is before my eyes, And I have walked in Your truth.

3 For thy lovingkindness is before mine eyes: and I have walked in thy truth.

3 For Your faithful love is before my eyes, and I live by Your truth.

3 For your gracious love precedes me, and I continuously walk according to your truth.

3 For Your loving-kindness is before my eyes, and I have walked in Your truth [faithfully].

4 I do not sit with deceitful men, Nor will I go with pretenders.

4 I have not sat with vain persons, neither will I go in with dissemblers.

4 I do not sit with the worthless or associate with hypocrites.

4 I do not sit with those committed to what is false, nor do I travel with hypocrites.

4 I do not sit with false persons, nor fellowship with pretenders;

5 I hate the assembly of evildoers, And I will not sit with the wicked.

5 I have hated the congregation of evil doers; and will not sit with the wicked.

5 I hate a crowd of evildoers, and I do not sit with the wicked.

5 I hate the company of those who practice evil, nor do I sit with the wicked.

5 I hate the company of evildoers and will not sit with the wicked.

6 I shall wash my hands in innocence, And I will go about Your altar, O LORD,

6 I will wash mine hands in innocency: so will I compass thine altar, O LORD:

6 I wash my hands in innocence and go around Your altar, Lord,

6 I wash my hands innocently. I go around your altar, LORD,

6 I will wash my hands in innocence, and go about Your altar, O Lord,

7 That I may proclaim with the voice of thanksgiving And declare all Your wonders.

7 That I may publish with the voice of thanksgiving, and tell of all thy wondrous works.

7 raising my voice in thanksgiving and telling about Your wonderful works.

7 so I may praise you loudly with thanksgiving and declare all your wondrous acts.

7 That I may make the voice of thanksgiving heard and may tell of all Your wondrous works.

8 O LORD, I love the habitation of Your house And the place where Your glory dwells.

8 LORD, I have loved the habitation of thy house, and the place where thine honour dwelleth.

8 Lord, I love the house where You dwell, the place where Your glory resides.

8 LORD, I love the dwelling place that is your house, the place where your glory resides.

8 Lord, I love the habitation of Your house, and the place where Your glory dwells.

9 Do not take my soul away along with sinners, Nor my life with men of bloodshed,

9 Gather not my soul with sinners, nor my life with bloody men:

9 Do not destroy me along with sinners, or my life along with men of bloodshed

9 Do not group me with sinners, nor include me with men who shed blood.

9 Gather me not with sinners and sweep me not away [with them], nor my life with bloodthirsty men,

10 In whose hands is a wicked scheme, And whose right hand is full of bribes.

10 In whose hands is mischief, and their right hand is full of bribes.

10 in whose hands are evil schemes, and whose right hands are filled with bribes.

10 Their hands are filled with wicked schemes, and their right hands with bribes.

10 In whose hands is wickedness, and their right hands are full of bribes.

11 But as for me, I shall walk in my integrity; Redeem me, and be gracious to me.

11 But as for me, I will walk in mine integrity: redeem me, and be merciful unto me.

11 But I live with integrity; redeem me and be gracious to me.

11 But as for me, I walk in my integrity. Redeem me and be gracious to me!

11 But as for me, I will walk in my integrity; redeem me and be merciful and gracious to me.

12 My foot stands on a level place; In the congregations I shall bless the LORD.

12 My foot standeth in an even place: in the congregations will I bless the LORD.

12 My foot stands on level ground; I will praise the Lord in the assemblies.

12 My feet stand on level ground; among the worshiping congregations I will bless the LORD. Davidic

12 My foot stands on an even place; in the congregations will I bless the Lord.



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