Psalm 101

A King's Promise

1My song is about loyalty and justice,

and I sing it to you, O Lord.

2My conduct will be faultless.

When will you come to me?

I will live a pure life in my house

3and will never tolerate evil.

I hate the actions of those who turn away from God;

I will have nothing to do with them.

4I will not be dishonest

and will have no dealings with evil.

5I will get rid of anyone

who whispers evil things about someone else;

I will not tolerate anyone

who is proud and arrogant.

6I will approve of those who are faithful to God

and will let them live in my palace.

Those who are completely honest

will be allowed to serve me.

7No liar will live in my palace;

no hypocrite will remain in my presence.

8Day after day I will destroy

the wicked in our land;

I will expel all who are evil

from the city of the Lord.