1 “By David, a psalm.” Of kindness and justice will I sing: unto thee, O Lord, will I sing praises.
2 I will carefully regard the way of the perfect: oh when will thou come unto me? I will walk in the integrity of my heart in the midst of my house.
3 I will not set before my eyes a godless thing; to commit a departure [from righteousness] do I hate; it shall not cleave to me.
4 A perverse heart shall depart from me: evil will I not know.
5 Whoso slandereth in secret his neighbor, him will I destroy: whoso hath proud eyes and a haughty heart, him will I not suffer.
6 My eyes shall be upon the faithful of the land, that they may abide with me: he that walketh in the way of the perfect, he it is that shall serve me.
7 He that practiseth deceit shall not dwell within my house: he that speaketh falsehoods shall not succeed before my eyes.
8 Every morning will I destroy all the wicked of the land, cutting off from the city of the Lord all the wrong-doers.