David sings of mercy and justice—He will forsake the company of evildoers.
A Psalm of David.
1 I will sing of mercy and judgment: unto thee, O Lord, will I sing.
2 I will behave myself awisely 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 afroward heart shall depart from me: I will not bknow a wicked person.
5 Whoso privily aslandereth his neighbour, him will I cut off: him that hath an high look and a proud heart will not I bsuffer.
6 Mine eyes shall be upon the faithful of the land, that they may dwell with me: he that awalketh in a bperfect way, he shall serve me.
7 He that worketh adeceit shall not dwell within my house: he that telleth blies 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.