¶ A Psalm of DavidMy song shall be of mercy and judgment, yea unto thee (O LORD) will I sing. Oh let me have understanding in the ways of Godliness, until the time that thou come unto me: and so shall I walk in my house with an innocent heart. I will take no wicked thing in hand, I hate the sin of unfaithfulness, it shall not cleave unto me. A froward heart shall depart from me I will not know a wicked person. Who so privily slandereth his neighbour, him will I destroy: who so hath a proud look and an high stomach, I may not away with him. Mine eyes shall look for such as be faithful in the land, that they may dwell with me: and who so leadeth a godly life, shall be my servant. There shall no deceitful person dwell in my house, he that telleth lies shall not tarry in my sight. I shall soon destroy all the ungodly of the land, that all wicked doers may be rooted out of the city of the LORD.