Psalms 26:2

“Examine me, O LORD, and prove me; try my reins and my heart.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Examine me, O Lord, and proue me; try my reines and my heart.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Examine me, O LORD, and try me; Test my mind and my heart.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Examine me, O Jehovah, and prove me; Try my heart and my mind.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Put me in the scales, O Lord, so that I may be tested; let the fire make clean my thoughts and my heart.
- Basic English Bible

Prove me, Jehovah, and test me; try my reins and my heart:
- Darby Bible

Examine me, O LORD, and prove me; try my reins and my heart.
- Webster's Bible

Examine me, Yahweh, and prove me. Try my heart and my mind.
- World English Bible

Try me, O Jehovah, and prove me, Purified [are] my reins and my heart.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Examine me, O LORD, and try me; test my reins and my heart.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Psalms 26

  • A disciple
    As we learn the Word of God and the voice and leading of the Spirit; it is integrity in us that does what is right, and God therefore keeps us from sinning against Him. If we fear to sin, and tremble because of the danger in the temptations; then when we pronounce the appropriate Scriptures like the Lord did, and stand determined in our heart no matter what; then God will keep us from sinning.
  • A disciple
    Bill; We are given grace to not sin because God sees our integrity. Many know, and many believe, but when it comes to the moment of fiery trial or strong passions pulling us in a bad direction against the commandment; it is the courage and integrity to stand against your own feelings and desires that will save us. How many times did Jesus say, Thy faith hath saved thee and made thee whole?
  • Mild Bill
    Despite his integrity,he wants/needs redemption.Understanding the mercy of God in not immediately judging his sin unto death,but God in his graciousness,showing his loving kindness.Therefore, David issues forth praise of God as a believer who knows of him.Sliding is less likely when you have even footing,among God's people.God's interest is in the quality of people,rather than the numbers.All bow.
  • BSP
    Verses 4 and 5 show the need to guard our association. We must be careful in choosing who we associate with in person and also by our entertainment.
  • A disciple
    Dear Lowanda; Jesus who brought you to the day of repentance and conversion will never leave you nor forsake you; and all that He has had in His heart for you from the foundation of the world, He will not rest until it is done completely! We have so much to grow and to learn and to be transformed and made like our Master Jesus: hunger for Him in His Word every day in much prayer, and only believe!
  • Lowanda
    Yes the lord is always among us. I was just saying today before I went to psalms 26 that when God Bless you, you must put behind people that is not of God I was blessed and I'm not the same person I was before I was saved I'm trying to be a good person and continue to love God. I don't want to do the things I use to do. So I would love to thank God for saving me and today it was confirmed .