1 Give judgement for me, O Lord,
for I have walked with integrity; ♦
I have trusted in the Lord and have not faltered.
2 Test me, O Lord, and try me; ♦
examine my heart and my mind.
3 For your love is before my eyes; ♦
I have walked in your truth.
4 I have not joined the company of the false, ♦
nor consorted with the deceitful.
5 I hate the gathering of evildoers ♦
and I will not sit down with the wicked.
6 I will wash my hands in innocence, O Lord, ♦
that I may go about your altar,
7 To make heard the voice of thanksgiving ♦
and tell of all your wonderful deeds.
8 Lord, I love the house of your habitation ♦
and the place where your glory abides.
9 Sweep me not away with sinners, ♦
nor my life with the bloodthirsty,
10 Whose hands are full of wicked schemes ♦
and their right hand full of bribes.
11 As for me, I will walk with integrity; ♦
redeem me, Lord, and be merciful to me.
12 My foot stands firm; ♦
in the great congregation I will bless the Lord.
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