My song shall be of steadfastness and justice :
to you, Lord, will I sing.
I will be wise in the way of innocence :
O when will you come to me?
I will walk within my house :
in purity of heart.
I will set nothing evil before my eyes :
I hate the sin of backsliders,
it shall get no hold on me.
Crookedness of heart shall depart from me :
I will know nothing of wickedness.
[The man who secretly slanders his neighbour I will destroy :
the proud look and the arrogant heart I will not endure.]
My eyes shall look to the faithful in the land,
and they shall make their home with me :
one who walks in the way of innocence,
he shall minister to me.
No man who practises deceit shall live in my house :
no one who utters lies shall stand in my sight.
[Morning by morning I will destroy all the wicked of the land :
and cut off all evildoers from the city of the Lord.]