Psalms - Chapter 101


The King James Version Basic English Version (BBE)

1 I will sing of mercy and judgment: unto thee, O LORD, will I sing.

1 <A Psalm. Of David.> I will make a song of mercy and righteousness; to you, O Lord, will I make melody.

2 I will behave myself wisely in a perfect way. O when wilt thou come unto me? I will walk within my house with a perfect heart.

2 I will do wisely in the way of righteousness: O when will you come to me? I will be walking in my house with a true heart.

3 I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes: I hate the work of them that turn aside; it shall not cleave to me.

3 I will not put any evil thing before my eyes; I am against all turning to one side; I will not have it near me.

4 A froward heart shall depart from me: I will not know a wicked person.

4 The false heart I will send away from me: I will not have an evil-doer for a friend.

5 Whoso privily slandereth his neighbour, him will I cut off: him that hath an high look and a proud heart will not I suffer.

5 I will put to death anyone who says evil of his neighbour secretly; the man with a high look and a heart of pride is disgusting to me.

6 Mine eyes shall be upon the faithful of the land, that they may dwell with me: he that walketh in a perfect way, he shall serve me.

6 My eyes will be on those of good faith in the land, so that they may be living in my house; he who is walking in the right way will be my servant.

7 He that worketh deceit shall not dwell within my house: he that telleth lies shall not tarry in my sight.

7 The worker of deceit will not come into my house; the false man will have no place before my eyes.

8 I will early destroy all the wicked of the land; that I may cut off all wicked doers from the city of the LORD.

8 Morning by morning will I put to death all the sinners in the land, so that all evil-doers may be cut off from Jerusalem.




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