Protestation of Integrity and Prayer for Protection.
A Psalm of David.
1[a]Vindicate me, O Lord, for I have walked in my integrity,
And I have trusted in the Lord [b]without wavering.
2 Examine me, O Lord, and try me;
Test my [c]mind and my heart.
3 For Your lovingkindness is before my eyes,
And I have walked in Your [d]truth.
4 I do not sit with [e]deceitful men,
Nor will I go with [f]pretenders.
5 I hate the assembly of evildoers,
And I will not sit with the wicked.
6 I shall wash my hands in innocence,
And I will go about Your altar, O Lord,
7 That I may proclaim with the voice of thanksgiving
And declare all Your [g]wonders.
8 O Lord, I love the habitation of Your house
And the place [h]where Your glory dwells.
9 Do not [i]take my soul away along with sinners,
Nor my life with men of bloodshed,
10 In whose hands is a wicked scheme,
And whose right hand is full of bribes.
11 But as for me, I shall walk in my integrity;
Redeem me, and be gracious to me.
12 My foot stands on a level place;
In the congregations I shall bless the Lord.