I WILL sing of mercy and justice;
To You, O LORD, I will sing praises. 2 I will behave wisely in a 1 perfect way.
Oh, when will You come to me?
I will a walk within my house with a perfect heart. 3 I will set nothing 2 wicked before my eyes;
b I hate the work of those c who fall away;
It shall not cling to me. 4 A perverse heart shall depart from me;
I will not d know wickedness.
Whoever secretly slanders his neighbor,
Him I will destroy;
e The one who has a haughty look and a proud heart,
Him I will not endure.
My eyes shall be on the faithful of the land,
That they may dwell with me;
He who walks in a 3 perfect way,
He shall serve me.
He who works deceit shall not dwell within my house;
He who tells lies shall not 4 continue in my presence.
f Early I will destroy all the wicked of the land,
That I may cut off all the evildoers g from the city of the LORD.