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

  • 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.
  • IRENE123
    v. 12 - :.....In the CONGREGATIONS will I bless the Lord." Heb. 10:25 - ".....not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is." A Christian walk with God/Jesus is not a solitary - as many 'pretend' to believe. You cannot sit on a mountain top and 'meditate' on God DURING Sunday services. God sees such and He deals with them, but some won't 'listen'.
  • BSP
    In verse 1 and 2, David asked God to examine him. This shows that he had confidence. He wanted to identify and work on any defect that was found in him.
  • SEH
    As I read this passage, I thought how we like David need to ask God to examine us. Are you on the right path, are we choosing our associates wisely. Lord keep my feet on the straight path , that leads to eternal life with You, guide my mind and my heart always. Is my prayer in Jesus Name Amen
  • Irene123
    To Lu2677 - yes, David was 'requesting', not demanding. David was a man after God's own heart; he knew where his place was.
  • BSP
    Verse 5 shows that David knew that his associations mattered to God. God wants us to be selective about the friends we choose. Choosing the wrong associates could cause David to lose out on God's favor.