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