A Protestation of Integrity
A Psalm of David.
1Judge me, O Lord;
for I have walked in mine integrity:
I have trusted also in the Lord;
therefore I shall not slide.
2Examine me, O Lord, and prove me;
try my reins and my heart.
3For thy loving-kindness is before mine eyes:
and I have walked in thy truth.
4I have not sat with vain persons,
neither will I go in with dissemblers.
5I have hated the congregation of evildoers;
and will not sit with the wicked.
6I will wash mine hands in innocency:
so will I compass thine altar, O Lord:
7that I may publish with the voice of thanksgiving,
and tell of all thy wondrous works.
8Lord, I have loved the habitation of thy house,
and the place where thine honor dwelleth.
9Gather not my soul with sinners,
nor my life with bloody men:
10in whose hands is mischief,
and their right hand is full of bribes.
11But as for me, I will walk in mine integrity:
redeem me, and be merciful unto me.
12My foot standeth in an even place:
in the congregations will I bless the Lord.