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1 (A Psalm of David.) 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.


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Matthew Henry's Psalms Chapter 26 Bible commentary...

David, in this psalm, appeals to God touching his integrity.

- David here, by the Spirit of prophecy, speaks of himself as a type of Christ, of whom what he here says of his spotless innocence was fully and eminently true, and of Christ only, and to Him we may apply it. We are complete in him. The man that walks in his integrity, yet trusting wholly in the grace of God, is in a state of acceptance, according to the covenant of which Jesus was the Mediator, in virtue of his spotless obedience even unto death. This man desires to have his inmost soul searched and proved by the Lord. He is aware of the deceitfulness of his own heart; he desires to detect and mortify every sin; and he longs to be satisfied of his being a true believer, and to practise the holy commands of God. Great care to avoid bad company, is both a good evidence of our integrity, and a good means to keep us in it. Hypocrites and dissemblers may be found attending on God's ordinances; but it is a good sign of sincerity, if we attend upon them, as the psalmist here tells us he did, in the exercise of repentance and conscientious obedience. He feels his ground firm under him; and, as he delights in blessing the Lord with his congregations on earth, he trusts that shortly he shall join the great assembly in heaven, in singing praises to God and to the Lamb for evermore.


Recent Comments for Psalms Chapter 26...


Sylvia Majetich's Psalms Chapter 26 comment on 9/11/2014, 10:25am...

Christ Jesus is the foundation on which we stand. Only from that position can we confidently say I will not slide. Saved by his sacrifice and kept by grace, we are blessed. Amen


Shay's Psalms Chapter 26 comment about verse 11 on 8/11/2014, 8:56am...

Despite our sinful state, Jehovah God will help us if we are determined to walk in the way of integrity.


Tonialawrence's Psalms Chapter 26 comment on 12/22/2013, 9:22am...

Our God is gracious and merciful all the time


Sheree's Psalms Chapter 26 comment on 10/28/2013, 3:57pm...

The enemy will try to bribe us like he tried to do with Jesus. He want us in relationships that rob, steal, and kill. The devil knows his time is short but, the children of God time will be for eternity with Jesus!! So, like children we must hold on to to God unchanging hand because he is our protector .


Timothy Wayne George's Psalms Chapter 26 comment about verse 11 on 2/26/2013, 7:31am...

King David said I will walk in mine integrity; redeem me, and be gracious unto me. King David hated the congregation of evil doers, and did not take bribes. How we need leaders like that today. The judicial system depends on people with integrity, and only then can justice be administered. The Lord executes justice for all those who are oppressed. If you are in need of adjudication, then cry out to God, for His ears are open to the righteous. King David said this poor man cried, and the Lord saved me from all my troubles.


Mugabo ben's Psalms Chapter 26 comment about verse 12 on 2/03/2013, 3:22am...



Wayne Holland's Psalms Chapter 26 comment on 8/02/2012, 12:15pm...

This is a beautiful song. In fact it has inspired me to write a song of my own.


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