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Psalm 26 New Life Version (NLV)

Prayer of a Good Man

26 O Lord, stand by me for I have lived my life without blame. I have trusted in the Lord without changing. Test me and try me, O Lord. Test my mind and my heart. For Your loving-kindness is always in front of my eyes. And I have walked in Your truth. I do not sit with men who lie about the truth. I would not be seen with those who pretend to be someone they are not. I hate the meeting of sinners, and will not sit with the sinful. I will wash my hands of any guilt. And I will go around Your altar, O Lord. I will speak with the voice of thanks, and tell of all Your great works.

O Lord, I love the house where You live, the place where Your shining-greatness lives. Do not take my soul away with sinners, or my life with men who kill other people. 10 Sinful plans are in their hands. And their right hand is full of pay for hurting others. 11 But as for me, I will live a life without blame. Make me free, and show me loving-kindness. 12 My foot stands on a good place. I will give honor to the Lord, in the meeting of worship.

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Psalm 26 New International Version (NIV)

Psalm 26

Of David.

Vindicate me, Lord,
    for I have led a blameless life;
I have trusted in the Lord
    and have not faltered.
Test me, Lord, and try me,
    examine my heart and my mind;
for I have always been mindful of your unfailing love
    and have lived in reliance on your faithfulness.

I do not sit with the deceitful,
    nor do I associate with hypocrites.
I abhor the assembly of evildoers
    and refuse to sit with the wicked.
I wash my hands in innocence,
    and go about your altar, Lord,
proclaiming aloud your praise
    and telling of all your wonderful deeds.

Lord, I love the house where you live,
    the place where your glory dwells.
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.

New International Version (NIV)

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