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

  • Irene123
    I was looking for the interpretation of biblical 'hate' as pertains to God saying, "Esau have I hated." In doing so I ran across 'Baker's Evangelical dict.' Among many other instances , he mentions Ps.26:5; that David is saying he (and God) hate evil people. This is NOT what this scripture is saying; it says God hates the evil, not the people; cont.
  • Steve morrow
  • Tracey Greene
    I really loved the way Mild Bill commented on this Psalms. I totally agree with you
  • A disciple
    I read so many apologizing for David's "Anointed" words, and excusing a weak character and sinning. When the Holy Spirit "mightily filled" David from the day that Samuel anointed him in front of his brothers and his dad; how do some really think that David wasn't writing according to the kind of walk he had with God? Instead they project their own unsanctified and unconsecrated nature to everyone!
  • Mild Bill
    "Mine integrity" is his fairness, in perspective. He is not unaware of his faults and is reliant on trusting in the mercy of the Lord. Some behavior is not his habit. He has "walked" and "will" walk, because he knows something of the place where the Lord dwells, and he wants to be there. He does not hold back his praise of God and his wondrous works. He sees and knows the best of God. Shouldn't we
  • Dereck
    David is taking advantage that he meet with God now and the same God will pronounce judgment on the final day. He want to have feedback right now before the time so that he can rectify his life before the final day. Since he is the one calling for this judgment, it is true that he is ready to change after being shown his failures.