Of David.

1Vindicate me, O LORD, for I have walked without blame; I have trusted in the LORD; I have not faltered. 2Probe me, O LORD, and try me, test my a‐ Lit. “kidneys and heart.” heart and mind; ‐a Lit. “kidneys and heart.” 3 b‐ Or “I am aware of Your faithfulness, and always walk in Your true [path].” for my eyes are on Your steadfast love; I have set my course by it. ‐b Or “I am aware of Your faithfulness, and always walk in Your true [path].” 4I do not consort with scoundrels, or mix with hypocrites; 5I detest the company of evil men, and do not consort with the wicked; 6I wash my hands in innocence, and walk around Your altar, O LORD, 7raising my voice in thanksgiving, and telling all Your wonders. 8O LORD, I love Your temple abode, the dwelling‐place of Your glory. 9Do not sweep me away with sinners, or [snuff out] my life with murderers, 10who have schemes at their fingertips, and hands full of bribes. 11But I walk without blame; redeem me, have mercy on me! 12My feet are on level ground. In assemblies I will bless the LORD.

Notes:

a‐a Lit. “kidneys and heart.”

b‐b Or “I am aware of Your faithfulness, and always walk in Your true [path].”