New International Version - UK

Psalm 101

Psalm 101

Of David. A psalm.

I will sing of your love and justice;
    to you, Lord, I will sing praise.
I will be careful to lead a blameless life –
    when will you come to me?

I will conduct the affairs of my house
    with a blameless heart.
I will not look with approval
    on anything that is vile.

I hate what faithless people do;
    I will have no part in it.
The perverse of heart shall be far from me;
    I will have nothing to do with what is evil.

Whoever slanders their neighbour in secret,
    I will put to silence;
whoever has haughty eyes and a proud heart,
    I will not tolerate.

My eyes will be on the faithful in the land,
    that they may dwell with me;
the one whose way of life is blameless
    will minister to me.

No one who practises deceit
    will dwell in my house;
no one who speaks falsely
    will stand in my presence.

Every morning I will put to silence
    all the wicked in the land;
I will cut off every evildoer
    from the city of the Lord.

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.