A Vow of Integrity
A psalm of David.
1I will sing of faithful love and justice;
I will sing praise to you, Lord.#Ps 89:1; 145:7
2I will pay attention to the way of integrity.
When will you come to me?
I will live with a heart of integrity in my house.#1Kg 9:4; Ps 119:1
3I will not let anything worthless guide me.#101:3 Lit I will not put a worthless thing in front of my eyes
I hate the practice of transgression;
it will not cling to me.#Dt 15:9; Ps 40:4
4A devious heart will be far from me;
I will not be involved with#101:4 Lit not know evil.#Pr 3:32; 14:2
5I will destroy anyone
who secretly slanders his neighbor;#Ps 50:20
I cannot tolerate anyone
with haughty eyes or an arrogant heart.#Ps 18:27; Is 5:15
6My eyes favor the faithful of the land
so that they may sit down with me.
The one who follows the way of integrity
may serve me.#Ps 119:1; Pr 11:20
7No one who acts deceitfully
will live in my palace;
the one who tells lies
will not be retained here to guide me.#101:7 Lit be established in front of my eyes#Ps 31:18; 52:3; 63:11; Pr 29:12
8Every morning I will destroy
all the wicked of the land,
wiping out all evildoers from the Lord’s city.#Ps 119:119; Jr 21:12