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   The Book of Psalms.
The Harvard Classics.  1909–14.
Book IV
The Psalmist’s Profession of Uprightness
A Psalm of David.
[1]  I WILL sing of lovingkindness and justice:
Unto thee, O Jehovah, will I sing praises.
[2]  I will behave 1 myself wisely in a perfect way:
Oh when wilt thou come unto me?
I will walk within my house with 2 a perfect heart.
[3]  I will set no base thing before mine eyes:
I hate the 3 work of them that turn aside;
It shall not cleave unto me.
[4]  A perverse heart shall depart from me:
I will know no evil 4 thing.
[5]  Whoso privily slandereth his neighbor, him will I destroy:
Him that hath a high look and a proud heart will I not suffer.
[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 minister unto me.
[7]  He that worketh deceit shall not dwell within my house:
He that speaketh falsehood shall not be established before mine eyes.
[8]  Morning by morning will I destroy all the wicked of the land;
To cut off all the workers of iniquity from the city of Jehovah.
Note 1. Or, give heed unto the perfect way. [back]
Note 2. Or, in the integrity of my heart. [back]
Note 3. Or, the doing of unfaithfulness. [back]
Note 4. Or, evil person. [back]


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