Context / meaning
Psalm 26 [1.] Judge me, Yahweh, for I have walked in my integrity.
I have trusted also in Yahweh without wavering.
Examine me, Yahweh, and prove me.
Try my heart and my mind.
For your loving kindness is before my eyes.
I have walked in your truth.
I have not sat with deceitful men,
neither will I go in with hypocrites.
I hate the assembly of evildoers,
and will not sit with the wicked.
I will wash my hands in innocence,
so I will go about your altar, Yahweh;
that I may make the voice of thanksgiving to be heard,
and tell of all your wondrous deeds.
Yahweh, I love the habitation of your house,
the place where your glory dwells.
Don’t gather my soul with sinners,
nor my life with bloodthirsty men;
Psalm 26 [10.] in whose hands is wickedness,
their right hand is full of bribes.
But as for me, I will walk in my integrity.
Redeem me, and be merciful to me.
My foot stands in an even place.
In the congregations I will bless Yahweh.