Chapter 26

David professeth unto God his integrity. (A Psalm of David.)

1)Judge me, O Lord; for I have walked in mine integrity; I have trusted also in the Lord; therefore I shall not slide.

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

3)For thy loving-kindness is before mine eyes; and I have walked in thy truth.

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

5)I have hated the congregation of evildoers; and will not sit with the wicked.

6)I will wash mine hands in innocency; so will I compass thine altar, O Lord;

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

8)Lord, I have loved the habitation of thy house, and the place where thine honor dwelleth.

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

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

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

12)My foot standeth in an even place; in the congregations will I bless the Lord.