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Psalms - Chapter 26

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1 [Of David] Yahweh, be my judge! I go on my way in innocence, my trust in Yahweh never wavers.

2 Probe me, Yahweh, examine me, Test my heart and my mind in the fire.

3 For your faithful love is before my eyes, and I live my life by your truth.

4 No sitting with wastrels for me, no travelling with hypocrites;

5 I hate the company of sinners, I refuse to sit down with the wicked.

6 I will wash my hands in innocence and join the procession round your altar, Yahweh,

7 to make heard the sound of thanksgiving, to proclaim all your wonders.

8 Yahweh, I love the beauty of your house and the place where your glory dwells.

9 Do not couple me with sinners, nor my life with men of violence,

10 whose hands are stained with guilt, their right hands heavy with bribes.

11 In innocence I will go on my way; ransom me, take pity on me.

12 I take my stand on the right path; I will bless you, Yahweh, in the assemblies.


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