Of David, a psalm.
1 If kindness and justice I sing,
making melody to you, Lord.
2 I would look to the way that is blameless,
Within my own house I would walk
with an innocent heart.
3 I would never direct my eyes
The impulse to stray I abhor
it shall not cling to me.
4 Far from me be perverseness of heart,
5 Who slanders their neighbour in secret,
I bring them to silence:
haughty looks and proud hearts
6 I will favour the true in the land,
they shall live in my court.
Those who walk in a way that is blameless
7 No one will live in my house
who practises guile.
No one that speaks a lie
will abide in my presence.
8 Morn by morn I will wholly wipe out
all the bad in the land,
and cut off from the Lord's own city
all workers of evil.