1 I will [a]sing mercy and judgment: unto thee, O Lord, will I sing.
2 I will do wisely in the perfect way, [b]till thou comest to me, I will walk in the uprightness of mine heart in the midst of my house.
3 I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes: I hate [c]the work of them that fall away: it shall not cleave unto me.
4 A froward heart shall depart from me; I will know none evil.
5 Him that privily [d]slandereth his neighbor, will I destroy: him that hath a proud look and high heart, I cannot suffer.
6 Mine eyes shall be unto the [e]faithful of the land, that they may dwell with me: he that walketh in a perfect way, he shall serve me.
7 There shall no deceitful person dwell within my house: he that telleth lies, shall not remain in my sight.
8 [f]Betimes will I destroy all the wicked of the land that I may cut off all the workers of iniquity from the City of the Lord.