1 By David. Vindicate me, O Lord, for I have integrity, and I trust in the Lord without wavering. 2 Examine me, O Lord, and test me! Evaluate my inner thoughts and motives! 3 For I am ever aware of your faithfulness, and your loyalty continually motivates me.
4 I do not associate with deceitful men, or consort with those who are dishonest. 5 I hate the mob of evil men, and do not associate with the wicked. 6 I maintain a pure lifestyle, so I can appear before your altar, O Lord, 7 to give you thanks, and to tell about all your amazing deeds.
8 O Lord, I love the temple where you live, the place where your splendor is revealed. 9 Do not sweep me away with sinners, or execute me along with violent people, 10 who are always ready to do wrong or offer a bribe.
11 But I have integrity! Rescue me and have mercy on me! 12 I am safe, and among the worshipers I will praise the Lord.

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