A Promise to Rule Well
A song of David.
1I will sing of love and fairness.
Lord, I will sing praises to you.
2I will be careful to live an innocent life.
When will you come to me?
I will live an innocent life in my house.
3I will not look at anything wicked.
I hate those who turn against you.
They will not be found near me.
4Let those who want to do wrong stay away from me.
I will have nothing to do with evil.
5If anyone secretly says things against his neighbor,
I will stop him.
I will not allow people
to be proud and look down on others.
6I will look for trustworthy people
so I can live with them in the land.
Only those who live innocent lives
will be my servants.
7No one who is dishonest will live in my house.
No liars will stay around me.
8Every morning I will destroy
the wicked in the land.
I will rid the Lord’s city
of people who do evil.