A Prayer for Divine Scrutiny and RedemptionA Psalm of David.
1Vindicate ⚓me, O Lord,
For I have ⚓walked in my integrity.
⚓I have also trusted in the Lord;
I shall not slip.
2⚓Examine me, O Lord, and prove me;
Try my mind and my heart.
3For Your lovingkindness is before my eyes,
And ⚓I have walked in Your truth.
4I have not ⚓sat with idolatrous mortals,
Nor will I go in with hypocrites.
5I have ⚓hated the assembly of evildoers,
And will not sit with the wicked.
6I will wash my hands in innocence;
So I will go about Your altar, O Lord,
7That I may proclaim with the voice of thanksgiving,
And tell of all Your wondrous works.
8Lord, ⚓I have loved the habitation of Your house,
And the place where Your glory dwells.
9⚓Do not gather my soul with sinners,
Nor my life with bloodthirsty men,
10In whose hands is a sinister scheme,
And whose right hand is full of ⚓bribes.
11But as for me, I will walk in my integrity;
Redeem me and be merciful to me.
12⚓My foot stands in an even place;
In the congregations I will bless the Lord.