David separated himself from sinners. He loves the tabernacle and the glory of God. He asks God to spare him the dismal fate of sinners.
VERSE 1. Judge me, LORD, for I have walked in my integrity. I have trusted also in LORD without wavering.
VERSE 2. Examine me, LORD, and prove me. Try my heart and my mind.
Examine me, LORD. David wants God to examine his life.
VERSE 3. For your loving kindness is before my eyes. I have walked in your truth.
I have walked in your truth. Do you walk according to God’s truth?
VERSE 4. I have not sat with deceitful men, neither will I go in with hypocrites.
I have not … David has shunned sinful people.
VERSE 5. I hate the assembly of evildoers, and will not sit with the wicked.
VERSE 6. I will wash my hands in innocence, so I will go about your altar, LORD;
I will go about your altar. David is located in the tent of meeting.
VERSE 7. that I may make the voice of thanksgiving to be heard, and tell of all your wondrous deeds.
VERSE 8. LORD, I love the habitation of your house, the place where your glory dwells.
I love the habitation of your house. David loves the tent of meeting.
your glory. The Hebrew word is כָּבוֹד (“kabowd”). It means abundance, riches, honor, splendour, glory.
VERSE 9. Don’t gather my soul with sinners, nor my life with bloodthirsty men;
Don’t gather my soul with sinners. David asks the LORD to spare him from a fate common with sinners. He is probably referring to an early death.
VERSE 10. in whose hands is wickedness, their right hand is full of bribes.
VERSE 11. But as for me, I will walk in my integrity. Redeem me, and be merciful to me.
VERSE 12. My foot stands in an even place. In the congregations I will bless the LORD.
NLT translation: Now I stand on solid ground, and I will publicly praise the Lord.
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