A Psalm of David.
I will sing of mercy and judgment unto Thee O Lord.
I will sing, and have understanding in a perfect way; when wilt Thou come unto me? I walked within my house in the innocency of my heart.
I have set no unlawful thing before mine eyes; I hated the workers of iniquities.
A perverse heart cleaved not unto me, and I would not know the wicked man that turned aside from me.
Whoso privily slandered his neighbour, him did I drive away from me. With him that had a proud eye and an insatiate heart, I would not eat.
Mine eyes were upon the faithful of the earth, that they might sit with me; the man that walked in the blameless way, he served me.
He that worketh pride dwelt not within my house; he that speaketh unjust things prospered not in my sight.
In the morning I slew all the sinners of the land, that I might cut off all the workers of iniquity from the city of the Lord.