Psalms 101

A Psalm of David. I will sing of mercy and judgment: to thee, O LORD, will I sing. I will behave myself wisely in a perfect way. O when wilt thou come to me? I will walk within my house with a perfect heart. I will set no wicked thing before my eyes: I hate the work of them that turn aside; it shall not cleave to me. {wicked...: Heb. thing of Belial} A perverse heart shall depart from me: I will not know a wicked person . Whoever secretly slandereth his neighbour, him will I cut off: him that hath an high look and a proud heart I will not endure. My eyes shall be upon the faithful of the land, that they may dwell with me: he that walketh in a perfect way, he shall serve me. {in a...: or, perfect in the way} He that worketh deceit shall not dwell within my house: he that telleth lies shall not tarry in my sight. {shall not tarry: Heb. shall not be established} I will early destroy all the wicked of the land; that I may cut off all who practise wickedness from the city of the LORD.

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