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Encountering the Book of Psalms
By C. Hassell Bullock
Life Lessons: Book of Psalms
By Max Lucado
 Judge me, O LORD; for I have walked in mine integrity: I have trusted also in the LORD; therefore I shall not slide.
Trusted — I have committed my cause and affairs to thee.
 For thy lovingkindness is before mine eyes: and I have walked in thy truth.
For — I dare appeal to thee, because thou knowest I have a deep sense of thy loving-kindness, by which I have been led to love and obey thee.
 I have not sat with vain persons, neither will I go in with dissemblers.
Sat — Continued with them. I have been so far from an imitation of their wicked courses, that I have avoided their company.
Vain — With false and deceitful persons.
Go in — Into their company.
 I will wash mine hands in innocency: so will I compass thine altar, O LORD:
Compass — Approach to thine altar with my sacrifices: which I could not do with any comfort, if I were conscious of those crimes, whereof mine enemies accuse me.
 LORD, I have loved the habitation of thy house, and the place where thine honour dwelleth.
House — Thy sanctuary and worship.
Honour — Thy glorious and gracious presence.
 Gather not my soul with sinners, nor my life with bloody men:
Gather not — Do not bind me up in the same bundle, or put me into the same accursed condition with them.
 My foot standeth in an even place: in the congregations will I bless the LORD.
Standeth — I stand upon a sure and solid foundation, being under the protection of God's promise, and his almighty and watchful providence.
Congregations — I will not only privately, but in the assemblies of thy people celebrate thy praise.