Psalms - Chapter 26

The King James Version Basic English Version (BBE)

1 Judge me, O LORD; for I have walked in mine integrity: I have trusted also in the LORD; therefore I shall not slide.

1 <Of David.> O Lord, be my judge, for my behaviour has been upright: I have put my faith in the Lord, I am not in danger of slipping.

2 Examine me, O LORD, and prove me; try my reins and my heart.

2 Put me in the scales, O Lord, so that I may be tested; let the fire make clean my thoughts and my heart.

3 For thy lovingkindness is before mine eyes: and I have walked in thy truth.

3 For your mercy is before my eyes; and I have gone in the way of your good faith.

4 I have not sat with vain persons, neither will I go in with dissemblers.

4 I have not taken my seat with foolish persons, and I do not go with false men.

5 I have hated the congregation of evil doers; and will not sit with the wicked.

5 I have been a hater of the band of wrongdoers, and I will not be seated among sinners.

6 I will wash mine hands in innocency: so will I compass thine altar, O LORD:

6 I will make my hands clean from sin; so will I go round your altar, O Lord;

7 That I may publish with the voice of thanksgiving, and tell of all thy wondrous works.

7 That I may give out the voice of praise, and make public all the wonders which you have done.

8 LORD, I have loved the habitation of thy house, and the place where thine honour dwelleth.

8 Lord, your house has been dear to me, and the resting-place of your glory.

9 Gather not my soul with sinners, nor my life with bloody men:

9 Let not my soul be numbered among sinners, or my life among men of blood;

10 In whose hands is mischief, and their right hand is full of bribes.

10 In whose hands are evil designs, and whose right hands take money for judging falsely.

11 But as for me, I will walk in mine integrity: redeem me, and be merciful unto me.

11 But as for me, I will go on in my upright ways: be my saviour, and have mercy on me.

12 My foot standeth in an even place: in the congregations will I bless the LORD.

12 I have a safe resting-place for my feet; I will give praise to the Lord in the meetings of the people.

Rights in the Authorized Version are vested in the Crown. Published in the United Kingdom by permission of the Crown"s patentee, Cambridge University Press.

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