The words “A Psalm” are supplied by the translators. (q) "Ne nutare me patiaris", Gejerus. The supreme and subordinate magistrates are mine implacable and resolved enemies. 4 I have not sat with vain persons, neither will I go in with dissemblers. Do thou therefore do me justice against them, for I have walked in mine integrity; though they accuse me of many crimes, they can prove none of them, and thou and mine own conscience, and theirs too, are witnesses for me, that my carriage towards them hath been innocent and unblamable. c I have also trusted in the LORD; I shall not slip. A Protestation of Integrity. The earth is the LORD’s and all it holds, a. the world and those who dwell in it. Article Images Copyright © 2021 Getty Images unless otherwise indicated. Or the Gospel, the word of truth, which has a place there. and we may well enquire, "Who can stand before the heat of his justice? Confidence in God is a most effectual security against sin. and we may well enquire, "Who can stand before the heat of his justice?". 1 Why do the nations conspire and the peoples plot in vain? for I have walked in mine integrity; or "perfection" (o) not that he thought himself free from sin; this would be contrary to the complaints, confessions, and petitions frequently made by him; but that in the affair with which he was accused, of seeking Saul's harm, 1 Samuel 24:9; he was quite innocent: by his "integrity" he means the purity of his intentions and designs; the uprightness of his conduct, the simplicity and sincerity of his conduct towards all men, and especially his fidelity to his prince; but though he knew nothing by himself, and could not charge himself with any wrong action in this respect, and therefore ought to be acquitted before men; yet he did not expect hereby to be justified in the sight of God; I have trusted also in the Lord; not in himself, in the sincerity of his heart, and the uprightness of his life; nor did he trust to the goodness of his cause; but he committed it to the Lord, who judgeth righteously; and trusted in him that he should not be ashamed and confounded: this shows from whence his integrity sprung, even from faith unfeigned; for, where that is true and genuine, there are works of righteousness, and integrity of life; therefore I shall not slide; these words may be connected with the former, thus; "I have trusted also in the Lord, that I shall not slide" (p); that is, shall not fail in judgment, or lose the cause; but shall stand and carry it, and not be confounded or condemned. His confidence of perseverance results from trust in God's sustaining grace. It means here "uprightness, sincerity." (Psalm 37:17) He will never permit the righteous to be moved. Geneva Study Bible<> Judge me, {a} O LORD; for I have walked in mine integrity: I have trusted also in the LORD; therefore I shall not slide. He had need have a clear case who dares to carry his suit into the King's Bench of heaven. Our enemies are severe with us with the severity of spite, and this a brave man endures without a fear; but God's severity is that of unswerving right, who shall stand against such a trial? For I have walked in my integrity — Though they accuse me of many crimes, they can prove none of them, and thou and mine own conscience, and theirs also, are witnesses for me, that my conduct toward them hath been innocent and unblameable. I have trusted also in the Lord - Of this, likewise, he felt conscious; but this too he desired to submit to God. Psalms 23. Faith will work hard for the Lord, and in the Lord's way, but she refuses so much as to lift a finger to fulfil the devices of unrighteous cunning. Psalm 26: 1 – 12 Divine Scrutiny A Psalm of David. Ver. What Does Psalm 26:2 Mean? We cannot trust in God if we walk crookedly; but straight paths and simple faith bring the pilgrim happily to his journey's end.Psalm 26:2There are three modes of trial here challenged, which are said in the original to refer to trial by touch, trial by smell, and trial by fire. Leviticus 1:3 3:9. Why should I steal when God has promised to supply my need? 1 Clear my name, God; I’ve kept an honest shop. Such an appeal as this is not to be rashly made on any occasion; and as to the whole of our walk and conversation, it should never be made at all, except as we are justified in Christ Jesus: a far more fitting prayer for a sinful mortal is the petition, "Enter not into judgment with thy servant." There are three modes of trial here challenged, which are said in the original to refer to trial by touch, trial by smell, and trial by fire. It's saying not only can God take care of my physical needs, but that He can also fulfill me. The Law of the Lord Is PerfectTo the choirmaster. 2 Examine me, O LORD, and prove me; try my reins and my heart. This beautiful little volume reminds me of the closeness and intimacy we experience with God through Psalm … 2. I have trusted also in the Lord. This is the first thing which he brings before God for him to examine - the consciousness that he had endeavored to live an upright life; and yet it is referred to as if he was sensible that he "might" have deceived himself, and therefore, he prays that God would determine whether his life had been really upright.I have trusted also in the Lord - Of this, likewise, he felt conscious; but this too he desired to submit to God. Psalm 23 is likely the most well-known psalm 1 of the Psalter — and the most well-known passage in the Bible. The words may be considered as a prayer, "let me not slide" (q); being sensible of his own weakness, and of the necessity of being upheld in his uprightness, and in the ways of the Lord by him, that his footsteps might not slip; for though he walked in his uprightness, he was not self-sufficient and self-confident, but dependent on the Lord. "Therefore I shall not slide." Now, when we’re first reading through this psalm we might be surprised by the wording that David uses. Psalm 26 is a brief (twelve verses) but delightful psalm (i.e., in poetic form) in which the author petitions his God for protection from some threatening, deadly force. There are two considerations we will give to this study: First, is there any evidence as to the poem’s authorship? And yet the next verse shows that, with all this confidence as to his own character, he felt that there was a "possibility" of his having deceived himself; and, therefore, he pleaded that God would search and test him. There is one Psalm which it were well if Christians would do by it as Pythagoras by his Golden Precepts, --every morning and evening repeat it. Psalm 26:1 1 Vindicate a me, O Lord, For I have b walked in my integrity. v2 Examine me, LORD, and see what I am. 2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. Psalm 46:1 “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.” Explanation and Commentary of Psalm 46:1. We cannot trust in God if we walk crookedly; but straight paths and simple faith bring the pilgrim happily to his journey's end. "Try my reins and my heart." The expressions here used should teach us the thoroughness of the divine judgment, and the necessity of being in all things profoundly sincere, lest we be found wanting at the last. Judge me, O Jehovah. 1. Psalm 23 Author; Psalm 23 1 Commentary; Psalm 23 2 Meaning; Psalm 23 3 Commentary; Psalm 23 4 Commentary; Psalm 23 5 Message; Psalm 23 6 Commentary; Psalm 24 Commentary When the little bird in my bosom sings a merry song, it is no matter to me if a thousand owls hoot at me from without. Cross References Psalms 7:8 The LORD shall judge the peoples; Judge me, O LORD, according to my righteousness, And according to my integrity within me. Psalm 118:22–23 The stone that the builders rejected Has become the chief cornerstone. 2 Test me, O LORD, and try me; * examine my heart and my mind. Compare Psalm 37:37. Rebecca acted out a great falsehood in order to fulfil the Lord's decree in favour of Jacob -- this was unbelief; but Abraham left the Lord to fulfil his own purposes, and took the knife to slay his son -- this was faith. I have committed my cause and affairs to thee, as to a just Judge and merciful Father, and my hope and trust is fixed upon thee alone; therefore thou wilt not deceive my trust, but will uphold me against all mine enemies; for thou hast promised to save those that trust in thee. Examine me, O Lord, and prove me; Try my mind and my heart. Verse 1. He held integrity as his principle, and walked in it as his practice. Psalm 26:1 "Judge me, O Jehovah." Our version supplies the word "therefore", making these words to be an inference from the former, that because he trusted in the Lord, therefore he should not slide, slip, and fall; not but that true believers may not only have their feet well nigh slipped, but altogether; yea, fall, and that sometimes into great sins, to the breaking of their bones; but then they shall not totally and finally fall; for they stand by faith, and are kept through it by the power of God. He publisheth God’s works, Psalm 26:7; loves to dwell in his house, Psalm 26:8. Or, that I shall not slide or fall. My feet will be firm, and I shall be secure. Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible CommentaryPSALM 26Ps 26:1-12. "And prove me." I have trusted also in the Lord — I have committed my cause and affairs to thee, as to a just and merciful Father, and my hope and trust are fixed upon thee alone. The Lord upholds the righteous. Some talk of truth, it is better to walk in it. Trust in Yahweh, and an upright life, constituted the evidence of piety, or were the constituents of true religion according to the views of the Hebrews, as they are the constituents of true religion everywhere; and the purpose of the psalmist was to ascertain whether his piety was really of that character.Therefore I shall not slide - If these are really traits of my character, if I really possess these, I shall not be moved. What a comfort it is to have the approbation of one's own conscience! Rebecca acted out a great falsehood in order to fulfil the Lord's decree in favour of Jacob - this was unbelief; but Abraham left the Lord to fulfil his own purposes, and took the knife to slay his son - this was faith. Why should I steal when God has promised to supply my need? He had need have a clear case who dares to carry his suit into the King's Bench of heaven. THE ARGUMENT This Psalm was certainly made by David when he was in distress, and particularly when he was falsely accused and defamed by his adversaries, as he frequently was by Saul and his courtiers; and therefore for his vindication he makes a solemn appeal to God, and a protestation of his own innocency, to which he was forced by their clamours and reproaches. Psalm 26:2 Hebrew test my kidneys and my heart; Psalm 27:1 Or refuge; Psalm 27:3 Or in this; Psalm 27:4 Or meditate; Psalm 27:8 The command (seek) is addressed to more than one person; Psalm 27:8 The meaning of the Hebrew verse is uncertain; Psalm 27:13 Other Hebrew manuscripts Oh! Salem Media Group. My feet will be firm, and I shall be secure. Even more than this realization, however, is our desire that they actually experience this integration. 3 For thy lovingkindness is before mine eyes: and I have walked in thy truth. I teach at a college that emphasizes the integration of faith and learning. Examine me, O LORD, and try me; Test my mind and my heart. Faith will work hard for the Lord, and in the Lord's way, but she refuses so much as to lift a finger to fulfil the devices of unrighteous cunning. Division. 2 Examine me, O LORD, and prove me; try my reins and my heart.. 3 For thy lovingkindness is before mine eyes: and I have walked in thy truth.. 4 I have not sat with vain persons, neither will I go in with dissemblers. "Therefore I shall not slide." do I lift up my soul, v. 1. Psalm 2 speaks about the glorious Kingdom of God. The testimony, or letters commendatory of all the men in the world will do us no good, unless God give us his also. Commentary on Psalm 26:1-8 View Bible Text . He often begins his psalms with such professions, not to move God, but to move himself, and to engage himself to answer those professions. (p) "me non vacillaturum", Junius & Tremellius, Piscator. He who leans upon the Lord is sure to walk in righteousness. Psalm 26:1 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Psalm 26:1, NIV: "Of David.Vindicate me, LORD, for I have led a blameless life; I have trusted in the LORD and have not faltered." 2 The kings of the earth rise up and the rulers band together against the Lord and against his anointed, saying, Vindicate me, LORD, for I have led a blameless life; I have trusted in the LORD and have not faltered. Hence, he will argue his case to the Lord in the hope of a favorable response to his prayer. 2 The kings of the earth rise up and the rulers band together against the Lord and against his anointed, saying, Of David. Additional Resources: Another interpretation of Psalm 23 can be found here, “Praying the 23rd Psalm.” Jesus Calling by Sarah Young. What a comfort it is to have the approbation of one's own conscience! Learn more. 3 For your love is before my eyes; * I have walked faithfully with you. 1 Vindicate me, O LORD, for I have walked in my integrity. The doubtful ways of policy are sure sooner or later to give a fall to those who run therein, but the ways of honesty, though often rough, are always safe. 2 Examine me, O Lord, and prove me; try my reins and my heart. Worried and worn out by the injustice of men, the innocent spirit flies from its false accusers to the throne of Eternal Right. Worried and worn out by the injustice of men, the innocent spirit flies from its false accusers to the throne of Eternal Right. 3 For Your lovingkindness is before my eyes, And I have walked in Your truth. Judge me, O Lord. The goodness of the Lord to us should be before our eyes as a motive actuating our conduct; we are not under the bondage of the law, but we are under the sweet constraints of grace, which are far more mighty, although far more gentle. I. Verse 1:-. All this is a very bold appeal, and made by a man like David, who feared the Lord exceedingly, it manifests a most solemn and complete conviction of innocence. Why should I avenge myself when I know that Lord has espoused my cause? It has a heavenly savour. I have also trusted in the LORD; I shall not slip. God has promised to bless us, we have only to look to him in faith. The sweet singer of Israel appears before us in this Psalm as one enduring reproach; in this he was the type of the great Son of David, and is an encouraging example to us to carry the burden of slander to the throne of grace. He challenges the Lord to examine him. Psalm 26:2(NASB) Verse Thoughts. It is not, as in our Prayer book version, "I shall not fall," but it is, "I shall not even slide;" not even make a false step or stumble. E. W. Hengstenberg. 1 (A Psalm of David.) Such an appeal as this is not to be rashly made on any occasion; and as to the whole of our walk and conversation, it should never be made at all, except as we are justified in Christ Jesus: a far more fitting prayer for a sinful mortal is the petition, "Enter not into judgment with thy servant." c I have also trusted in the Lord; I shall not slip. "However some may account me a mountebank and an enthusiast, one that is only going to make you methodically mad; they may breathe out their invectives against me, yet Christ knows all; he takes notice of it, and I shall leave it to him to plead my cause, for he is a gracious Master. An EasyEnglish Translation with Notes (about 1200 word vocabulary) on Psalm 26. www.easyenglish.bible. Our version supplies the word "therefore", making these words to be an inference from the former, that because he trusted in the Lord, therefore he should not slide, slip, and fall; not but that true believers may not only have their feet well nigh slipped, but altogether; yea, fall, and that sometimes into great sins, to the breaking of their bones; but then they shall not totally and finally fall; for they stand by faith, and are kept through it by the power of God. What does this verse really mean? 20:7] Psalm 26:1: [Ps. Psalms chapter 26 KJV (King James Version) 1 (A Psalm of David.) 4 I have not sat with the worthless, * (p) "me non vacillaturum", Junius & Tremellius, Piscator. Whole Psalm. Judge me, i.e. The words may be considered as a prayer, "let me not slide" (q); being sensible of his own weakness, and of the necessity of being upheld in his uprightness, and in the ways of the Lord by him, that his footsteps might not slip; for though he walked in his uprightness, he was not self-sufficient and self-confident, but dependent on the Lord. I’m not budging. Psalm 26 is a sturdy prayer that can be prayed by any individual at any time. I have trusted in Jehovah without wavering, Judge me, O Lord; for I have walked in mine integrity, Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers, Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament. Numbering of the Psalms differs—mostly by one, see table—between the Hebrew and Greek (Septuagint) manuscripts.Protestant translations (Lutheran, Anglican, Calvinist) use the Hebrew numbering, but other Christian traditions vary: . He had need have a clear case who dares to carry his suit into the King's Bench of heaven. 3 Who may go up the mountain of the LORD? Psalm 16 11 Meaning; Psalm 17 Commentary. The expressions here used should teach us the thoroughness of the divine judgment, and the necessity of being in all things profoundly sincere, lest we be found wanting at the last. It is a striking word, as fully expressive of the completeness of God's protection and the security of his upholding hand as the psalmist's language of the integrity of his walk and trust in God. Examine me, O LORD, and prove me; try my reins and my heart. 2 For he founded it on the seas, established it over the rivers. 4 The psalmist likely looks back at what God has done for His people, 5 (especially in the (first) Exodus) and trusts that God will continue to be God. It may be a good idea to craft your own definition of this powerful prayer to read from time to time and to have handy should you need it in an unexpected situation. 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