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Psalm 26 Jan. 12 By David.  1Judge me, Yahweh, for I have walked in my integrity. I have trusted also in Yahweh without wavering. 2Examine me, Yahweh, and prove me; test my heart and my mind. 3For Your grace is before my eyes, I have walked in Your truth. 4I have not sat with deceitful men, neither will I go in with hypocrites. 5I hate the assembly of evildoers, and will not sit with the wicked. 6I will wash my hands in innocence, so I will go around Your altar, Yahweh; 7that I may make the voice of thanksgiving to be heard, and tell of all Your wondrous works. 8Yahweh, I love the habitation of Your dwelling place, the place where Your glory dwells. 9Don’t gather my soul with sinners, nor my life with bloodthirsty men; 10in whose hands is wickedness, their right hand is full of bribes.  11But as for me, I will walk in my integrity. Redeem me, and be merciful to me. 12My foot stands in an even place; in the congregations I will bless Yahweh.   


26:1 Without wavering- This Psalm appears very self-righteous, with David considering himself separate from sinners (:9); it contrasts with the Psalms written after the sin with Bathsheba, which often talk of David’s desire to reach out to sinners rather than about separating from them.
26:3 God’s truth refers to a way of life and being rather than to a set of pure theologies. “Truth” is paralleled here with “grace”, which is the ultimate truth.