The Psalms

Psalm 101

David makes a vow and profession of godliness, 1-8.

1 [A Psalm of David.] I will sing of mercy and judgment. To you, O LORD, I will sing.

2 I will behave myself wisely in a perfect way. O when will you come to me? I will walk within my house with a perfect heart.

3 I will set no wicked thing before my eyes. I hate the work of those who turn aside. It shall not cleave to me.

4 A perverse heart shall depart from me. I will not know a wicked person.

5 Whoever secretly slanders his neighbor, I will cut him off. Him who has a high look and a proud heart, I will not endure.

6 My eyes shall be upon the faithful of the land so that they may dwell with me. He who walks in a perfect way, he shall serve me.

7 He who works deceit shall not dwell within my house. He who tells lies shall not tarry in my sight.

8 Early I will destroy all the wicked of the land so that I may cut off all who practice wickedness from the city of the LORD.


Matthew Henry Commentary - Psalms, Chapter 101