Psalm 101 - A Sovereign’s Pledge of Integrity and Justice

Of David. A Psalm.


I will sing of loyalty and of justice; to you, O Lord, I will sing. 2 I will study the way that is blameless. When shall I attain it?


I will walk with integrity of heart within my house; 3 I will not set before my eyes anything that is base.


I hate the work of those who fall away; it shall not cling to me. 4 Perverseness of heart shall be far from me; I will know nothing of evil.


One who secretly slanders a neighbor I will destroy. A haughty look and an arrogant heart I will not tolerate.


I will look with favor on the faithful in the land, so that they may live with me; whoever walks in the way that is blameless shall minister to me.


No one who practices deceit shall remain in my house; no one who utters lies shall continue in my presence.


8 Morning by morning I will destroy all the wicked in the land, cutting off all evildoers from the city of the Lord.



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