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Bible Commentaries
Psalms 101

Geneva Study BibleGeneva Study Bible

Verse 1

101:1 [A Psalm of David.] I will {a} sing of mercy and judgment: unto thee, O LORD, will I sing.

(a) David considers what manner of King he would be, when God would place him in the throne, promising openly, that he would be merciful and just.

Verse 2

101:2 I will behave myself wisely in a perfect way. {b} O when wilt thou come unto me? I will walk within my house with a perfect heart.

(b) Though as yet you deferred to place me in the kingly dignity, yet I will give myself to wisdom and uprightness being a private man.

Verse 3

101:3 I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes: I hate {c} the work of them that turn aside; [it] shall not cleave to me.

(c) He shows that magistrates do not do their duties, unless they are enemies to all vice.

Verse 5

101:5 Whoso privily {d} slandereth his neighbour, him will I cut off: him that hath an high look and a proud heart will not I suffer.

(d) In promising to punish these vices, which are most pernicious in them that are about Kings, he declares that he will punish all.

Verse 6

101:6 Mine eyes [shall be] upon the {e} faithful of the land, that they may dwell with me: he that walketh in a perfect way, he shall serve me.

(e) He shows what the true use of the sword is, to punish the wicked and to maintain the good.

Verse 8

101:8 {f} I will early destroy all the wicked of the land; that I may cut off all wicked doers from the city of the LORD.

(f) Magistrates must immediately punish vice, lest it grow to further inconvenience; and if heathen magistrates are bound to do this, how much more they who have the charge of the Church of God?

Bibliographical Information
Beza, Theodore. "Commentary on Psalms 101". "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/gsb/psalms-101.html. 1599-1645.
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