The Passion Translation
101 David’s poetic praise
1 Lord, I will sing about your faithful love for me.
My song of praise will have your justice as its theme.
2 I’m trying my best to walk in the way of integrity,
especially in my own home.
But I need your help!
I’m wondering, Lord, when will you appear?
3 I refuse to gaze on that which is vulgar.
I despise works of evil people
and anything that moves my heart away from you.
I will not let evil hold me in its grip.
4 Every perverse and crooked way I have put away from my heart,
for I will have nothing to do with the deeds of darkness.[a]
5 I will silence those who secretly want to slander my friends,
and I will not tolerate the proud and arrogant.
6 My innermost circle will only be those
whom I know are pure and godly.
They will be the only ones I allow to minister to me.
7 There’s no room in my home for hypocrites,
for I can’t stand chronic liars who flatter and deceive.
8 At each and every sunrise I will awake to do what’s right
and put to silence those who love wickedness,
freeing God’s people[b] from their evil grip.
I will do all of this because of my great love for you![c]