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.
Notas al pie
- Psalm 26:1 Lit Judge
- Psalm 26:1 Lit I do not slide
- Psalm 26:2 Lit kidneys, figurative for inner man
- Psalm 26:3 Or faithfulness
- Psalm 26:4 Or worthless men; lit men of falsehood
- Psalm 26:4 Or dissemblers, hypocrites
- Psalm 26:7 Or miracles
- Psalm 26:8 Lit of the tabernacle of Your glory
- Psalm 26:9 Lit gather
1 Vindicate me, Lord,
for I have led a blameless life;
I have trusted in the Lord
and have not faltered.
2 Test me, Lord, and try me,
examine my heart and my mind;
3 for I have always been mindful of your unfailing love
and have lived in reliance on your faithfulness.
4 I do not sit with the deceitful,
nor do I associate with hypocrites.
5 I abhor the assembly of evildoers
and refuse to sit with the wicked.
6 I wash my hands in innocence,
and go about your altar, Lord,
7 proclaiming aloud your praise
and telling of all your wonderful deeds.
8 Lord, I love the house where you live,
the place where your glory dwells.
9 Do not take away my soul along with sinners,
my life with those who are bloodthirsty,
10 in whose hands are wicked schemes,
whose right hands are full of bribes.
11 I lead a blameless life;
deliver me and be merciful to me.
12 My feet stand on level ground;
in the great congregation I will praise the Lord.