The king's song
101:1David promises to serve God and to rule his people well.
1 I will sing and praise you, Lord!
I will sing about your faithful love and your justice.
101:1‘Faithful love’ is the love that God has for his own people.
2 I will be careful to live in a completely good way.
When will you come to help me, Lord?
In my own home,
I will always be completely honest.
3 As for evil things,
I will not even think about them.
I hate the things that wicked people do.
They will not be my friends.
4 I will keep away from people with wrong thoughts.
I will not mix with them.
5 If anyone secretly speaks against his friend,
I will destroy them.
If anyone is proud and they boast about themselves,
I will send them away from me.
6 Instead, I will work with people
that I can trust.
I will let them live with me and be my guides.
My servants will be people
who live in an honest way.
7 People who deceive others or who tell lies
will not have a place in my home.
8 Every morning I will remove
any wicked person who lives in our land.
101:8Every morning probably means the time when David judged people. He decided whether they deserved punishment.
Nobody who does evil things
will remain in the city of the Lord.