Amplified Bible

Psalm 101

The Psalmist’s Profession of Uprightness.

A Psalm of David.

1I will sing of [steadfast] lovingkindness and justice;
To You, O Lord, I will sing praises.

I will behave wisely and follow the way of integrity.
When will You come to me?
I will walk in my house in integrity and with a blameless heart.

I will set no worthless or wicked thing before my eyes.
I hate the practice of those who fall away [from the right path];
It will not grasp hold of me.

A perverse heart shall depart from me;
I will not tolerate evil.

Whoever secretly slanders his neighbor, him I will silence;
The one who has a haughty look and a proud (arrogant) heart I will not tolerate.


My eyes will be on the faithful (honorable) of the land, that they may dwell with me;
He who walks blamelessly is the one who will minister to and serve me.

He who practices deceit will not dwell in my house;
He who tells lies and half-truths will not continue [to remain] in my presence.

Morning after morning I will destroy all the wicked in the land,
That I may cut off from the city of the Lord all those who do evil.

New International Reader's Version

Psalm 101

Psalm 101

A psalm of David.

I will sing about your love and fairness.
    Lord, I will sing praise to you.
I will be careful to lead a life
    that is without blame.
    When will you come and help me?

In my own home I will lead a life
    that is without blame.
    I won’t look at anything that is evil and call it good.

I hate the acts of people who aren’t faithful to you.
    I won’t have anything to do with those things.
I will stay away from those whose hearts are twisted.
    I won’t have anything to do with what is evil.

I will get rid of anyone
    who tells lies about their neighbor in secret.
I won’t put up with anyone
    whose eyes and heart are proud.

I will look with favor on the faithful people in the land.
    They will live with me.
    Those whose lives are without blame will serve me.

No one who lies and cheats
    will live in my house.
No one who tells lies
    will serve me.

Every morning I will get rid of
    all the sinful people in the land.
I will remove from the city of the Lord
    everyone who does what is evil.