The Psalmist’s Profession of Uprightness.
A Psalm of David.
101 I will sing of mercy and [a]justice;
To You, Lord, I will sing praises.
2 I will carefully attend to the [b]blameless way.
When will You come to me?
I will walk within my house in the [c]integrity of my heart.
3 I will set no worthless thing before my eyes;
I hate the [d]work of those who fall away;
It shall not cling to me.
4 A perverse heart shall leave me;
I will know no evil.
5 Whoever secretly slanders his neighbor, him I will [e]destroy;
I will not endure one who has a haughty look and an arrogant heart.
6 My eyes shall be upon the faithful of the land, that they may dwell with me;
One who walks in a [f]blameless way is one who will serve me.
7 One who practices deceit shall not dwell within my house;
One who speaks lies shall not [g]maintain his position before me.
8 Every morning I will [h]destroy all the wicked of the land,
So as to eliminate from the city of the Lord all those who do injustice.
- Psalm 101:1 Or judgment
- Psalm 101:2 Or way of integrity
- Psalm 101:2 Or blamelessness
- Psalm 101:3 Or practice of apostasy
- Psalm 101:5 Or silence
- Psalm 101:6 Or way of integrity
- Psalm 101:7 Lit be established before my eyes
- Psalm 101:8 Or silence