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   The Book of Psalms.
The Harvard Classics.  1909–14.
 
Book I
 
XXVI
 
Protestation of Integrity, and Prayer for Protection
 
 
A Psalm of David.
 
 
[1]  JUDGE me, O Jehovah, for I have walked in mine integrity:
I have trusted also in Jehovah without 1 wavering.
[2]  Examine me, O Jehovah, and prove me;
Try my heart 2 and my mind.
[3]  For thy lovingkindness is before mine eyes;
And I have walked in thy truth.
[4]  I have not sat with men of falsehood;
Neither will I go in with dissemblers.
[5]  I hate the assembly of evildoers,
And will not sit with the wicked.
[6]  I will wash my hands in innocency:
So will I compass thine altar, O Jehovah;
[7]  That I may make 3 the voice of thanksgiving to be heard,
And tell of all thy wondrous works.
[8]  Jehovah, I love the habitation of thy house,
And the place where 4 thy glory dwelleth.
[9]  Gather 5 not my soul with sinners,
Nor my life with men of blood;
[10]  In whose hands is wickedness,
And their right hand is full of bribes.
[11]  But as for me, I will walk in mine integrity:
Redeem me, and be merciful unto me.
[12]  My foot standeth in an even place:
In the congregations will I bless Jehovah.
 
Note 1. Or, I shall not slide. [back]
Note 2. Heb. reins. [back]
Note 3. Or, publish with the voice of thanksgiving. [back]
Note 4. Heb. of the tabernacle of thy glory. [back]
Note 5. Or, Take not away. [back]
 

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