New English Translation
1 Vindicate me, O LORD, for I have integrity, and I trust in the LORD without wavering.
2 Examine me, O LORD, and test me! Evaluate my inner thoughts and motives!
3 For I am ever aware of your faithfulness, and your loyalty continually motivates me.
4 I do not associate with deceitful men, or consort with those who are dishonest.
5 I hate the mob of evil men, and do not associate with the wicked.
6 I maintain a pure lifestyle, so I can appear before your altar, O LORD,
7 to give you thanks, and to tell about all your amazing deeds.
8 O LORD, I love the temple where you live, the place where your splendor is revealed.
9 Do not sweep me away with sinners, or execute me along with violent people,
10 who are always ready to do wrong or offer a bribe.
11 But I have integrity! Rescue me and have mercy on me!
12 I am safe, and among the worshipers I will praise the LORD.
King James Version
A Psalm of David.
1 Judge me, O LORD; for I have walked in mine integrity: I have trusted also in the LORD; therefore I shall not slide.
2 Examine me, O LORD, and prove me; try my reins and my heart.
3 For thy lovingkindness is before mine eyes: and I have walked in thy truth.
4 I have not sat with vain persons, neither will I go in with dissemblers.
5 I have hated the congregation of evil doers; and will not sit with the wicked.
6 I will wash mine hands in innocency: so will I compass thine altar, O LORD:
7 That I may publish with the voice of thanksgiving, and tell of all thy wondrous works.
8 LORD, I have loved the habitation of thy house, and the place where thine honour dwelleth.
9 Gather not my soul with sinners, nor my life with bloody men:
10 In whose hands is mischief, and their right hand is full of bribes.
11 But as for me, I will walk in mine integrity: redeem me, and be merciful unto me.
12 My foot standeth in an even place: in the congregations will I bless the LORD.