New English Translation
A psalm of David.
1 I will sing about loyalty and justice! To you, O LORD, I will sing praises!
2 I will walk in the way of integrity. When will you come to me? I will conduct my business with integrity in the midst of my palace.
3 I will not even consider doing what is dishonest. I hate doing evil; I will have no part of it.
4 I will have nothing to do with a perverse person; I will not permit evil.
5 I will destroy anyone who slanders his neighbor in secret. I will not tolerate anyone who has a cocky demeanor and an arrogant attitude.
6 I will favor the honest people of the land, and allow them to live with me. Those who walk in the way of integrity will attend me.
7 Deceitful people will not live in my palace. Liars will not be welcome in my presence.
8 Each morning I will destroy all the wicked people in the land, and remove all evildoers from the city of the LORD.
King James Version
A Psalm of David.
1 I will sing of mercy and judgment: unto thee, O LORD, will I sing.
2 I will behave myself wisely in a perfect way. O when wilt thou come unto me? I will walk within my house with a perfect heart.
3 I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes: I hate the work of them that turn aside; it shall not cleave to me.
4 A froward heart shall depart from me: I will not know a wicked person.
5 Whoso privily slandereth his neighbour, him will I cut off: him that hath an high look and a proud heart will not I 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 serve me.
7 He that worketh deceit shall not dwell within my house: he that telleth lies shall not tarry in my sight.
8 I will early destroy all the wicked of the land; that I may cut off all wicked doers from the city of the LORD.