Psalm 101

I will sing and avoid seeing evil
A pledge of personal behavior at home
 1 ¶ <<A Psalm of David.>> I will sing of mercy and judgment: unto thee, O LORD, will I sing.
.2  I will behave myself wisely in a perfect way. O when wilt thou come unto me? I will walk within my house with a perfect heart.
.3  I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes: I hate the work of them that turn aside; it shall not cleave to me.
  2 - Behave ... within my house A test of Character.
  3 - Set no wicked thing Compare ph0408.
 4  A froward heart shall depart from me: I will not know a wicked person.
.5  Whoso privily slandereth his neighbour, him will I cut off: him that hath an high look and a proud heart will not I suffer.
  4 - Froward From iqqesh meaning "crooked" or "perverted." See pr1120.
  5 - Proud heart ... not suffer Resolution to maintain a high moral standard in public life.
 6  Mine eyes shall be upon the faithful of the land, that they may dwell with me: he that walketh in a perfect way, he shall serve me. -
.7  He that worketh deceit shall not dwell within my house: he that telleth lies shall not tarry in my sight.
 8  I will early destroy all the wicked of the land; that I may cut off all wicked doers from the city of the LORD.
  7 - Deceit ... lies Compare pr1305.
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