[WordPOWER!] Psalm 26: "Try my HEART and my MIND. … I have not sat with DECEITFUL MEN, neither will I go in with HYPOCRITES. …Their right hand is full of BRIBES. But as for me, I will walk in MY INTEGRITY."

Psalm 26

A Psalm of David

1 Judge me, Yahweh, for I have walked in my integrity. I have trusted also in Yahweh without wavering.
2 Examine me, Yahweh, and prove me. Try my heart and my mind.
3 For your loving kindness is before my eyes. I have walked in your truth.
4 I have not sat with deceitful men, neither will I go in with hypocrites.
5 I hate the assembly of evildoers, and will not sit with the wicked.
6 I will wash my hands in innocence, so I will go about your altar, Yahweh;
7 that I may make the voice of thanksgiving to be heard, and tell of all your wondrous works.
8 Yahweh, I love the habitation of your house, the place where your glory dwells.
9 Don’t gather my soul with sinners, nor my life with bloodthirsty men;
10 in whose hands is wickedness, their right hand is full of bribes.
11 But as for me, I will walk in my integrity. Redeem me, and be merciful to me.
12 My foot stands in an even place. In the congregations I will bless Yahweh. By David.

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