1 I will sing of faithfulness and justice; ♦
to you, O Lord, will I sing.
2 Let me be wise in the way that is perfect: ♦
when will you come to me?
3 I will walk with purity of heart ♦
within the walls of my house.
4 I will not set before my eyes ♦
a counsel that is evil.
5 I abhor the deeds of unfaithfulness; ♦
they shall not cling to me.
6 A crooked heart shall depart from me; ♦
I will not know a wicked person.
7 One who slanders a neighbour in secret ♦
I will quickly put to silence.
8 Haughty eyes and an arrogant heart ♦
I will not endure.
9 My eyes are upon the faithful in the land, ♦
that they may dwell with me.
10 One who walks in the way that is pure ♦
shall be my servant.
11 There shall not dwell in my house ♦
one that practises deceit.
12 One who utters falsehood ♦
shall not continue in my sight.
13 Morning by morning will I put to silence ♦
all the wicked in the land,
14 To cut off from the city of the Lord ♦
all those who practise evil.
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