Psalm 26



Psalm 26






*A psalm of David.





1 Declare me innocent, O Lord, for I have acted with integrity; I have trusted in the Lord without wavering.








2 Put me on trial, Lord, and cross-examine me. Test my motives and my heart.




3 For I am always aware of your unfailing love, and I have lived according to your truth.








4 I do not spend time with liars or go along with hypocrites.








5 I hate the gatherings of those who do evil, and I refuse to join in with the wicked.




6 I wash my hands to declare my innocence. I come to your altar, O Lord,




7 singing a song of thanksgiving and telling of all your wonders.




8 I love your sanctuary, Lord, the place where your glorious presence dwells.




9 Don’t let me suffer the fate of sinners. Don’t condemn me along with murderers.








10 Their hands are dirty with evil schemes, and they constantly take bribes.




11 But I am not like that; I live with integrity. So redeem me and show me mercy.









12 Now I stand on solid ground, and I will publicly praise the Lord.




Love, your servant Garrett