A psalm of David. I will sing of your love and justice. I will praise you, LORD, with songs.
I will be careful to live a blameless life -- when will you come to my aid? I will lead a life of integrity in my own home.
I will refuse to look at anything vile and vulgar. I hate all crooked dealings; I will have nothing to do with them.
I will reject perverse ideas and stay away from every evil.
I will not tolerate people who slander their neighbors. I will not endure conceit and pride.
I will keep a protective eye on the godly, so they may dwell with me in safety. Only those who are above reproach will be allowed to serve me.
I will not allow deceivers to serve me, and liars will not be allowed to enter my presence.
My daily task will be to ferret out criminals and free the city of the LORD from their grip.
Scripture quotations marked NLT are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved. (New Living Translation - The Bible Online)