A Promise to Rule Well
A psalm of David.
1I will sing of your 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.