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Psalm 101 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

Psalm 101

A Vow of Integrity

A Davidic psalm.

I will sing of faithful love and justice;
I will sing praise to You, Lord.
I will pay attention to the way of integrity.
When will You come to me?
I will live with a heart of integrity in my house.
I will not set anything worthless before my eyes.
I hate the practice of transgression;
it will not cling to me.
A devious heart will be far from me;
I will not be involved with[a] evil.

I will destroy anyone
who secretly slanders his neighbor;
I cannot tolerate anyone
with haughty eyes or an arrogant heart.
My eyes favor the faithful of the land
so that they may sit down with me.
The one who follows the way of integrity
may serve me.
No one who acts deceitfully
will live in my palace;
no one who tells lies
will remain in my presence.[b]
Every morning I will destroy
all the wicked of the land,
eliminating all evildoers from the Lord’s city.

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 101:4 Lit not know
  2. Psalm 101:7 Lit in front of my eyes

Psalm 101 New International Version (NIV)

Psalm 101

Of David. A psalm.

I will sing of your love and justice;
    to you, Lord, I will sing praise.
I will be careful to lead a blameless life
    when will you come to me?

I will conduct the affairs of my house
    with a blameless heart.
I will not look with approval
    on anything that is vile.

I hate what faithless people do;
    I will have no part in it.
The perverse of heart shall be far from me;
    I will have nothing to do with what is evil.

Whoever slanders their neighbor in secret,
    I will put to silence;
whoever has haughty eyes and a proud heart,
    I will not tolerate.

My eyes will be on the faithful in the land,
    that they may dwell with me;
the one whose walk is blameless
    will minister to me.

No one who practices deceit
    will dwell in my house;
no one who speaks falsely
    will stand in my presence.

Every morning I will put to silence
    all the wicked in the land;
I will cut off every evildoer
    from the city of the Lord.

New International Version (NIV)

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