A Psalm of David.
1I will sing of mercy and judgment: unto thee, O Lord, will I sing praises. 2I will behave myself wisely in a perfect way: Oh when wilt thou come unto me? I will walk within my house with a perfect heart. 3I will set no base thing before mine eyes: I hate the work of them that turn aside; it shall not cleave unto me. 4A froward heart shall depart from me: I will know no evil thing. 5Whoso privily slandereth his neighbour, him will I destroy: him that hath an high look and a proud heart will I not suffer. 6Mine eyes shall be upon the faithful of the land, that they may dwell with me: he that walketh in a perfect way, he shall minister unto me. 7He that worketh deceit shall not dwell within my house: he that speaketh falsehood shall not be established before mine eyes. 8Morning by morning will I destroy all the wicked of the land; to cut off all the workers of iniquity from the city of the Lord.