(26) A Psalm of David.
1 Judge me, O Lord; for I have walked in my innocence: and hoping in the Lord I shall not be moved.
2 Prove me, O Lord, and try me; purify as with fire my reins and my heart.
3 For your mercy is before mine eyes: and I am well pleased with your truth.
4 I have not sat with the council of vanity, and will in nowise enter in with transgressors.
5 I have hated the assembly of wicked doers; and will not sit with ungodly men.
6 I will wash my hands in * Gr. innocent things. innocency, and compass your altar, O Lord:
7 to hear the voice of praise, and to declare all your wonderful works.
8 O Lord, I have loved the beauty of your house, and the place of the tabernacle of your glory.
9 Destroy not my soul together with the ungodly, nor my life with bloody men:
10 in whose hands are iniquities, and their right hand is filled with bribes.
11 But I have walked in my innocence: redeem me, and have mercy upon me.
12 My foot stands in † Gr. in evenness or uprightness. an even place: in the congregations will I bless you, O Lord.