A psalm of David.
1 MErcy and judgment I will sing,
Lord, I will sing to thee.
2 I’ll wisely do in perfect way:
when wilt thou come to me?
I will in midst of my house walk
in my hearts perfectness:
3 I will not set before mine eyes
matter of wickedness:
I hate their work that turn aside,
it shall not cleave me to.
4 Froward in heart from me shall part,
none evil will I know.
5 I’ll cut him off, that flaundereth
his neighbour privily:
I cannot bear the proud in hear,
nor him that looketh high.
6 Upon the faithful in the land
mine eyes shall be, that they
may dwell with me: he shall me serve
that walks in perfect way.
7 He that a worker is of guile,
shall not in my house dwell:
before mine eyes he shall not be
settled, that lies doth tell.
8 Yea, all the wicked of the land
early destroy will I:
to cut off from Gods city all
that work iniquity.