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Psalm 26 NET

26:1 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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