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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.
Ps 101:1-8. In this Psalm the profession of the principles of his domestic and political government testifies, as well as actions in accordance with it, David's appreciation of God's mercy to him, and His judgment on his enemies: and thus he sings or celebrates God's dealings.
3. set … eyes—as an example to be approved and followed.
no wicked thing—literally, "word," plan or purpose of Belial (Ps 41:8).
work of … aside—apostates.
not cleave to me—I will not be implicated in it (compare Ps 1:1-3).
4. A froward heart—or, "perverse heart" (Ps 18:26). Such a temper I will not indulge, nor even know evil or wickedness.
5, 6. The slanderers and haughty persons, so mischievous in society, I will disown; but—
6. Mine eyes … upon—or, I will select reliable and honest men for my servants.
7. not dwell—literally, "not sit," or tarry, or be established.
8. will early—or, "diligently."
city of the Lord—or, "holy place" (Ps 48:2), where wicked men shall not be tolerated.