A Vow of Integrity
A Davidic psalm.
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 set anything worthless before 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 # 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;
no one who tells lies
will remain in my presence. # Lit in front of my eyes # Ps 31:18; 52:3; 63:11
8Every morning I will destroy
all the wicked of the land,
eliminating all evildoers from the Lord’s city. # Ps 119:119; Jr 21:12