I WILL sing of mercy and justice;
To You, O LORD, I will sing praises.
I will behave wisely in a perfect way.
Oh, when will You come to me?
I will a walk within my house with a perfect heart.
I will set nothing wicked before my eyes;
b I hate the work of those c who fall away;
It shall not cling to me.
A perverse heart shall depart from me;
I will not d know wickedness.
Whoever secretly slanders his neighbor,
Him I will destroy;
e The one who has a haughty look and a proud heart,
Him I will not endure.
My eyes shall be on the faithful of the land,
That they may dwell with me;
He who walks in a perfect way,
He shall serve me.
He who works deceit shall not dwell within my house;
He who tells lies shall not continue in my presence.
f Early I will destroy all the wicked of the land,
That I may cut off all the evildoers g from the city of the LORD.
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
1 Kings 11:4
For it was so, when Solomon was old, that his wives turned his heart after other gods; and his heart was not loyal to the LORD his God, as was the heart of his father David.
You who love the LORD, hate evil! He preserves the souls of His saints; He delivers them out of the hand of the wicked.
Therefore be very courageous to keep and to do all that is written in the Book of the Law of Moses, lest you turn aside from it to the right hand or to the left.
Depart from me, you evildoers, For I will keep the commandments of my God!
A proud look, A lying tongue, Hands that shed innocent blood.
"All the horns of the wicked I will also cut off, But the horns of the righteous shall be exalted."
O house of David! Thus says the LORD: "Execute judgment in the morning; And deliver him who is plundered Out of the hand of the oppressor, Lest My fury go forth like fire And burn so that no one can quench it, Because of the evil of your doings.
Beautiful in elevation, The joy of the whole earth, Is Mount Zion on the sides of the north, The city of the great King.
As we have heard, So we have seen In the city of the LORD of hosts, In the city of our God: God will establish it forever. Selah