The Psalmist’s Profession of Uprightness.
1I will sing of [steadfast] lovingkindness and justice;
To You, O Lord, I will sing praises.
2I will behave wisely and follow the way of integrity.
When will You come to me?
I will walk in my house in integrity and with a blameless heart.
3I will set no worthless or wicked thing before my eyes.
I hate the practice of those who fall away [from the right path];
It will not grasp hold of me.
4A perverse heart shall depart from me;
I will not tolerate evil.
5Whoever secretly slanders his neighbor, him I will silence;
The one who has a haughty look and a proud (arrogant) heart I will not tolerate.
6My eyes will be on the faithful (honorable) of the land, that they may dwell with me;
He who walks blamelessly is the one who will minister to and serve me.
7He who practices deceit will not dwell in my house;
He who tells lies and half-truths will not continue [to remain] in my presence.
8Morning after morning I will destroy all the wicked in the land,
That I may cut off from the city of the Lord all those who do evil.