Promised Faithfulness to the Lord
A Psalm of David.
1I will sing of mercy and justice;
To You, O Lord, I will sing praises.
2I will behave wisely in a perfect way.
Oh, when will You come to me?
I will #1 Kin. 11:4walk within my house with a perfect heart.
3I will set nothing wicked before my eyes;
#Ps. 97:10I hate the work of those #Josh. 23:6who fall away;
It shall not cling to me.
4A perverse heart shall depart from me;
I will not #(Ps. 119:115)know wickedness.
5Whoever secretly slanders his neighbor,
Him I will destroy;
#Prov. 6:17The one who has a haughty look and a proud heart,
Him I will not endure.
6My eyes shall be on the faithful of the land,
That they may dwell with me;
He who walks in a perfect way,
He shall serve me.
7He who works deceit shall not dwell within my house;
He who tells lies shall not continue in my presence.
8#(Ps. 75:10); Jer. 21:12Early I will destroy all the wicked of the land,
That I may cut off all the evildoers #Ps. 48:2, 8from the city of the Lord.