The Geneva Bible Translation Notes, , at sacred-texts.com
psa 26:1"[A Psalm] of David." Judge me, (a) O LORD; for I have walked in mine integrity: I have trusted also in the LORD; [therefore] I shall not slide.
(a) He flees to God to be the judge of his just cause, seeing there is no equity among men.
psa 26:2Examine me, O LORD, and prove me; try my (b) reins and my heart.
(b) My very affections and inward motions of the heart.
psa 26:3For thy (c) lovingkindness [is] before mine eyes: and I have walked in thy truth.
(c) He shows what stayed him, that he did not recompense evil for evil.
psa 26:4I have not (d) sat with vain persons, neither will I go in with dissemblers.
(d) He declares that they cannot walk in simplicity before God, that delight in the company of the ungodly.
psa 26:6I will (e) wash mine hands in innocency: so will I compass thine altar, O LORD:
(e) I will serve you with a pure affection, and with the godly that sacrifice to you.
psa 26:9(f) Gather not my soul with sinners, nor my life with bloody men:
(f) Destroy me not in the overthrow of the wicked.
psa 26:10In whose hands [is] (g) mischief, and their right hand is full of bribes.
(g) Whose cruel hands execute the malicious devises of their hearts.
psa 26:12My foot standeth in (h) an even place: in the congregations will I bless the LORD.
(h) I am preserved from my enemies by the power of God, and therefore will praise him openly.