The Message

Psalm 101

A David Psalm

11-8 My theme song is God’s love and justice,
    and I’m singing it right to you, God.
I’m finding my way down the road of right living,
    but how long before you show up?
I’m doing the very best I can,
    and I’m doing it at home, where it counts.
I refuse to take a second look
    at corrupting people and degrading things.
I reject made-in-Canaan gods,
    stay clear of contamination.
The crooked in heart keep their distance;
    I refuse to shake hands with those who plan evil.
I put a gag on the gossip
    who bad-mouths his neighbor;
I can’t stand
    arrogance.
But I have my eye on salt-of-the-earth people—
    they’re the ones I want working with me;
Men and women on the straight and narrow—
    these are the ones I want at my side.
But no one who traffics in lies
    gets a job with me; I have no patience with liars.
I’ve rounded up all the wicked like cattle
    and herded them right out of the country.
I purged God’s city
    of all who make a business of evil.

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

诗篇 101

君王的诺言

大卫的诗。

1耶和华啊,
我要歌颂你的慈爱和公正,
我要歌颂你。
我要谨慎行事,
走正直的路,
你何时来我这里?
我要在家中以正直的心行事。
我要弃绝恶事,
我憎恶背弃上帝者的行为,
不沾染他们的恶行。
我要远离心思悖逆的人,
不与邪恶的事有任何瓜葛。
我要消灭暗中毁谤邻居的人,
也不容忍心高气傲的人。
我要看顾国中忠于上帝的人,
让他们与我同住。
行事正直的人才能服侍我。
诡诈的人必不得与我同住,
口出谎言的人必不得侍立在我面前。
每天早晨我要消灭国中所有的恶人,
从耶和华的城中铲除一切作恶的人。