1Lord, when you hand down your sentence, let it be in my favor. I have lived without blame. I have trusted in the Lord. I have never doubted him.2Lord, test me. Try me out. Look deep down into my heart and mind.3Your love is always with me. I have always lived by your truth.4I don't spend time with people who tell lies. I don't keep company with pretenders.5I hate to be with a group of sinful people. I refuse to spend time with those who are evil.6I wash my hands to show that I'm not guilty. Lord, I come near your altar.7I shout my praise to you. I tell about all the wonderful things you have done.8Lord, I love the house where you live. I love the place where your glory is.9Don't destroy me together with sinners. Don't take my life away along with murderers.10Their hands are always planning to do evil. Their right hands are full of money that bought them off.11But I live without blame. Set me free and show me your favor.12My feet stand on level ground. In the whole community I will praise the Lord.
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I Will Bless the Lord
1Of David. Vindicate me, O Lord, for I have walked in my integrity, and I have trusted in the Lord without wavering. (Ps 7:8; Ps 11:1; Ps 26:11)2Prove me, O Lord, and try me; test my heart and my mind. (Ps 7:9; Ps 17:3; Ps 139:23)3For your steadfast love is before my eyes, and I walk in your faithfulness. (2Ki 20:3; Ps 25:10; Ps 86:11)4I do not sit with men of falsehood, nor do I consort with hypocrites. (Job 11:11; Ps 1:1)5I hate the assembly of evildoers, and I will not sit with the wicked. (Ps 31:6; Ps 139:21)6I wash my hands in innocence and go around your altar, O Lord, (Ex 30:19; De 21:6; Ps 73:13)7proclaiming thanksgiving aloud, and telling all your wondrous deeds. (Ps 9:1)8O Lord, I love the habitation of your house and the place where your glory dwells. (Ps 27:4)9Do not sweep my soul away with sinners, nor my life with bloodthirsty men, (Ps 28:3)10in whose hands are evil devices, and whose right hands are full of bribes. (Ex 23:8; De 16:19)11But as for me, I shall walk in my integrity; redeem me, and be gracious to me.12My foot stands on level ground; in the great assembly I will bless the Lord. (Ps 22:25; Ps 27:11)