Protestation of Integrity and Prayer for Protection.
A Psalm of David.
1 Vindicate R706 F241 me, O LORD, for I have walked R707 in my integrity,
And I have trusted R708 in the LORD without R709 F242 wavering.
2 Examine R710 me, O LORD, and try me;
Test R711 my mind F243 and my heart.
3 For Your lovingkindness R712 is before my eyes,
And I have walked R713 in Your truth. F244
4 I do not sit R714 with deceitful F245 men,
Nor will I go with pretenders. R715 F246
5 I hate R716 the assembly of evildoers,
And I will not sit with the wicked.
6 I shall wash R717 my hands in innocence,
And I will go about Your R718 altar, O LORD,
7 That I may proclaim with the voice of thanksgiving R719
And declare all Your wonders. F247
8 O LORD, I love R720 the habitation of Your house
And the place where F248 Your glory R721 dwells.
9 Do R722 not take F249 my soul away along with sinners,
Nor my life with men R723 of bloodshed,
10 In whose hands is a wicked R724 scheme,
And whose right hand is full of bribes. R725
11 But as for me, I shall walk R726 in my integrity;
Redeem R727 me, and be gracious to me.
12 My R728 foot stands on a level R729 place;
In the congregations R730 I shall bless the LORD.
F241: Or Let those...be ashamed
F242: Or everlasting
F243: Or afflicted
F244: Lit good
F245: Lit seed
F246: Or earth
F247: Or counsel or intimacy
F248: Or And His covenant, to make them know it
F249: Lit bring out
R706: Psalms 7:8
R707: 2 Kings 20:3; Proverbs 20:7
R708: Psalms 13:5; 28:7
R709: Hebrews 10:23
R710: Psalms 17:3; 139:23
R711: Psalms 7:9
R712: Psalms 48:9
R713: 2 Kings 20:3; Psalms 86:11
R714: Psalms 1:1
R715: Psalms 28:3
R716: Psalms 31:6; 139:21
R717: Psalms 73:13
R718: Psalms 43:3,4
R719: Psalms 9:1
R720: Psalms 27:4
R721: Psalms 24:7
R722: Psalms 28:3
R723: Psalms 139:19
R724: Psalms 37:7
R725: Psalms 15:5
R726: Psalms 26:1
R727: Psalms 44:26; 69:18
R728: Psalms 40:2
R729: Psalms 27:11
R730: Psalms 22:22