1Vindicate me, Lord, for I have led a blameless life; I have trusted in the Lord and have not faltered.2Test me, Lord, and try me, examine my heart and my mind;3for I have always been mindful of your unfailing love and have lived in reliance on your faithfulness.4I do not sit with the deceitful, nor do I associate with hypocrites.5I abhor the assembly of evildoers and refuse to sit with the wicked.6I wash my hands in innocence, and go about your altar, Lord,7proclaiming aloud your praise and telling of all your wonderful deeds.8Lord, I love the house where you live, the place where your glory dwells.9Do not take away my soul along with sinners, my life with those who are bloodthirsty,10in whose hands are wicked schemes, whose right hands are full of bribes.11I lead a blameless life; deliver me and be merciful to me.12My feet stand on level ground; in the great congregation I will praise the Lord.
English Standard Version
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)