Promised Faithfulness to the Lord
A Psalm of David.
1 I will sing of mercy and justice; To You, O Lord, I will sing praises.
2 I will behave wisely in a 1perfect way.
Oh, when will You come to me?
I will awalk within my house with a perfect heart.
3 I will set nothing 2wicked before my eyes;
bI hate the work of those cwho fall away;
It shall not cling to me.
4 A perverse heart shall depart from me;
I will not dknow wickedness.
5 Whoever secretly slanders his neighbor,
Him I will destroy;
eThe one who has a haughty look and a proud heart,
Him I will not endure.
6 My eyes shall be on the faithful of the land,
That they may dwell with me;
He who walks in a 3perfect way,
He shall serve me.
7 He who works deceit shall not dwell within my house;
He who tells lies shall not 4continue in my presence.
8 fEarly I will destroy all the wicked of the land,
That I may cut off all the evildoers gfrom the city of the Lord.
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