|New American Bible|
2002 11 11
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A psalm of David. 1 I sing of love and justice; to you, LORD, I sing praise.
2 I follow the way of integrity; when will you come to me? I act with integrity of heart within my royal court.
I do not allow into my presence anyone who speaks perversely. Whoever acts shamefully I hate; no such person can be my friend.
I shun the devious of heart; the wicked I do not tolerate.
Whoever slanders another in secret I reduce to silence. Haughty eyes and arrogant hearts I cannot endure.
3 I look to the faithful of the land; they alone can be my companions. Those who follow the way of integrity, they alone can enter my service.
No one who practices deceit can hold a post in my court. No one who speaks falsely can be among my advisors.
4 Each morning I clear the wicked from the land, and rid the LORD'S city of all evildoers.