The Psalmist’s Profession of Uprightness.

A Psalm of David.

101 I will (A)sing of lovingkindness and [a]justice,
To You, O Lord, I will sing praises.
I will [b](B)give heed to the [c]blameless way.
When will You come to me?
I will walk within my house in the [d](C)integrity of my heart.
I will set no (D)worthless thing before my eyes;
I hate the [e]work of those who (E)fall away;
It shall not fasten its grip on me.
A (F)perverse heart shall depart from me;
I will know no evil.
Whoever secretly (G)slanders his neighbor, him I will [f]destroy;
No one who has a (H)haughty look and an arrogant heart will I endure.

My eyes shall be upon the faithful of the land, that they may dwell with me;
He who walks in a [g](I)blameless way is the one who will minister to me.
He who (J)practices deceit shall not dwell within my house;
He who speaks falsehood (K)shall not [h]maintain his position before me.
(L)Every morning I will [i](M)destroy all the wicked of the land,
So as to (N)cut off from the (O)city of the Lord all those who do iniquity.

Footnotes

  1. Psalm 101:1 Or judgment
  2. Psalm 101:2 Or behave prudently in
  3. Psalm 101:2 Or way of integrity
  4. Psalm 101:2 Or blamelessness
  5. Psalm 101:3 Or practice of apostasy
  6. Psalm 101:5 Or silence
  7. Psalm 101:6 Or way of integrity
  8. Psalm 101:7 Lit be established before my eyes
  9. Psalm 101:8 Or silence

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