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1By David:
Vindicate me, Adonai,
for I have lived a blameless life;
unwaveringly I trust in Adonai.
2Examine me, Adonai, test me,
search my mind and heart.
3For your grace is there before my eyes,
and I live my life by your truth.
4I have not sat with worthless folks,
I won’t consort with hypocrites,
5I hate the company of evildoers,
I will not sit with the wicked.
6I will wash my hands in innocence
and walk around your altar, Adonai,
7lifting my voice in thanks
and proclaiming all your wonders.
8Adonai, I love the house where you live,
the place where your glory abides.
9Don’t include me with sinners
or my life with the bloodthirsty.
10In their hands are evil schemes;
their right hands are full of bribes.
11As for me, I will live a blameless life.
Redeem me and show me favor.
12My feet are planted on level ground;
in the assemblies I will bless Adonai.