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101. Psalm 101

1I will sing of lovingkindness and justice:

Unto thee, O Jehovah, will I sing praises.

2I will abehave myself wisely in a perfect way:

Oh when wilt thou come unto me?

I will walk within my house awith a perfect heart.

3I will set no base thing before mine eyes:

I hate athe work of them that turn aside;

It shall not cleave unto me.

4A perverse heart shall depart from me:

I will know no aevil thing.

5Whoso privily slandereth his neighbor, him will I destroy:

Him that hath a high look and a proud heart will I not suffer.

6Mine eyes shall be upon the faithful of the land, that they may dwell with me:

He that walketh in a perfect way, he shall minister unto me.

7He that worketh deceit shall not dwell within my house:

He that speaketh falsehood shall not be established before mine eyes.

8Morning by morning will I destroy all the wicked of the land;

To cut off all the workers of iniquity from the city of Jehovah.

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Verses 6–9

The happiness of Israel is made out by referring to the most useful governors of that people. They in every thing made God's word and law their rule, knowing that they could not else expect that their prayers should be answered. They all wonderfully prevailed with God in prayer; miracles were wrought at their request. They pleaded for the people, and obtained answers of peace. Our Prophet and High Priest, of infinitely greater dignity than Moses, Aaron, or Samuel, has received and declared to us the will of the Father. Let us not only exalt the Lord with our lips, but give him the throne in our heart; and while we worship him upon his mercy-seat, let us never forget that he is holy.