Of David. 26 Judge me,+ O Jehovah, for I myself have walked in my own integrity,+And in Jehovah I have trusted, that I may not wobble.+ 2 Examine me, O Jehovah, and put me to the test;+Refine my kidneys* and my heart.+ 3 For your loving-kindness is in front of my eyes,And I have walked in your truth.+ 4 I have not sat with men of untruth;+And with those who hide what they are I do not come in.+ 5 I have hated the congregation* of evildoers,+And with the wicked ones I do not sit.+ 6 I shall wash my hands in innocency itself,+And I will march around your altar, O Jehovah,+ 7 To cause thanksgiving to be heard aloud,*+And to declare all your wonderful works.+ 8 Jehovah, I have loved the dwelling of your house+And the place of the residing of your glory.+ 9 Do not take away* my soul along with sinners,+Nor my life along with bloodguilty men,+ 10 In whose hands there is loose conduct,+And whose right hand is full of bribery.+ 11 As for me, in my integrity I shall walk.+O redeem me+ and show me favor.+ 12 My own foot will certainly stand on a level place;+Among the congregated throngs* I shall bless Jehovah.*+
^ Or, “my deepest emotions.” Heb., khil·yoh·thaiʹ.
^ “Congregation of.” Heb., qehalʹ; Gr., ek·kle·siʹan; Lat., ec·cleʹsi·am.
^ Lit., “with a voice.”
^ Lit., “Do not gather.”
^ “Among the congregated throngs.” Heb., bemaq·he·limʹ; Gr., ek·kle·siʹais; Lat., ec·cleʹsi·is.
^ “Bless Jehovah,” MTSy; LXXVg, “bless you, O Jehovah.”