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Psalms 101

Introduction

1David makes a vow and profession of godliness.

Verse 1

I will sing of mercy and judgment: unto thee, O LORD, will I sing.
I will sing
89:1; 97:8; 103:6-8; 136:10-22; Romans 9:15-18,22,23; 11:22; Revelation 15:3,4; Revelation 19:1-3
unto thee
71:22,23
Reciprocal: 2 Samuel 8:15 - David executed;  Psalm 59:16 - sing aloud;  Psalm 78:72 - according;  Psalm 95:1 - sing;  Proverbs 20:28 - GeneralIsaiah 5:1 - Now;  Romans 12:8 - ruleth

Verse 2

I will behave myself wisely in a perfect way. O when wilt thou come unto me? I will walk within my house with a perfect heart.
behave
6; 75:1,2; 119:106,115; 1 Samuel 18:14,15; 22:14; 2 Samuel 8:15; 2 Chronicles 30:12; 2 Chronicles 31:20,21; Jeremiah 23:5,6
O when
40:17; 143:7,8
walk
Genesis 18:19; Deuteronomy 6:7; Joshua 24:15; 1 Timothy 3:4,5
a perfect
1 Kings 9:4; 11:4; 2 Chronicles 15:17; Isaiah 38:3
Reciprocal: Genesis 35:2 - unto his;  Leviticus 27:14 - sanctify;  Judges 6:25 - Take thy father's;  1 Samuel 1:21 - General2 Samuel 6:20 - bless;  2 Samuel 22:33 - perfect;  1 Chronicles 12:38 - with a perfect heart;  1 Chronicles 16:43 - to bless;  1 Chronicles 28:9 - serve him;  2 Chronicles 14:4 - commanded;  Job 11:14 - let not;  Psalm 26:3 - and;  Ecclesiastes 6:8 - the poor;  Luke 19:5 - for;  John 14:18 - will come;  Romans 16:19 - yet;  1 John 3:21 - General

Verse 3

I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes: I hate the work of them that turn aside; it shall not cleave to me.
set
18:20-23; 26:4,5; 39:1; 119:37,113; Exodus 20:17; 2 Samuel 11:2,3; 1 Kings 21:2-29; Job 31:1; Proverbs 6:25; 23:31-35; Ecclesiastes 6:9; Isaiah 33:15; Jeremiah 22:17; Hosea 7:6,7; Micah 2:2; Matthew 5:28; James 1:13-15
wicked thing
Heb. thing of Belial.
1 Kings 21:13
I hate
97:10; Romans 12:9
them
14:3; 36:3; 40:4; 78:41,57; 125:5; Exodus 32:8; Joshua 23:6; 1 Samuel 12:20,21; 1 Samuel 15:11; Isaiah 30:11; Zephaniah 1:5,6; Galatians 4:9; Hebrews 10:39; 2 Peter 2:21; 1 John 2:19
it shall not
Deuteronomy 13:17
Reciprocal: Exodus 23:24 - do after;  1 Kings 22:43 - he turned;  2 Chronicles 29:3 - He in the first;  Job 31:7 - cleaved;  Psalm 45:7 - hatest;  Psalm 119:104 - therefore;  Psalm 139:22 - hate them;  Proverbs 8:13 - The fear;  Proverbs 17:7 - much;  Ezekiel 14:3 - should;  Luke 19:5 - for;  Romans 7:15 - what I hate;  2 Corinthians 6:14 - for;  Revelation 2:6 - that

Verse 4

A froward heart shall depart from me: I will not know a wicked person.
A froward
Proverbs 2:12-15; 3:32; 8:13; 11:20
know
6:8; 119:115; Proverbs 9:6; 22:24; Matthew 7:23; 2 Corinthians 6:14-16; 11:33; 2 Timothy 2:19
Reciprocal: Psalm 15:4 - a vile;  Psalm 45:7 - hatest;  Proverbs 14:35 - king's;  1 Peter 2:18 - but

Verse 5

Whoso privily slandereth his neighbour, him will I cut off: him that hath an high look and a proud heart will not I suffer.
Whoso
15:3; 50:20; Exodus 20:16; 23:1; Leviticus 19:16; Proverbs 10:18; 20:19; 25:23; Ezekiel 22:9; 1 Corinthians 5:11; 1 Timothy 3:11; Titus 2:3
an high
10:2-4; 18:27; 138:6; 1 Samuel 2:3; Job 40:11,12; Proverbs 6:16-19; 30:13; Isaiah 2:11; Daniel 4:37; Obadiah 1:3,4; Luke 18:14; 1 Peter 5:5,6
Reciprocal: Leviticus 14:40 - take away;  1 Samuel 24:9 - General2 Samuel 16:3 - day;  2 Samuel 19:27 - slandered;  2 Samuel 19:29 - Thou;  Psalm 10:4 - the pride;  Psalm 31:13 - I have;  Proverbs 6:17 - A proud look;  Proverbs 16:13 - GeneralProverbs 20:26 - wise;  Proverbs 22:10 - GeneralProverbs 29:12 - GeneralEphesians 4:31 - evil speaking

Verse 6

Mine eyes shall be upon the faithful of the land, that they may dwell with me: he that walketh in a perfect way, he shall serve me.
Mine
15:4; 34:15; 119:63; Proverbs 28:28; 29:2; Matthew 24:45; Luke 12:43,44; Romans 13:1-4
that they
John 12:26; 14:3; 17:24; Revelation 3:20,21; 21:3
in a perfect way
or, perfect in the way.
119:1-3; *marg:; Philippians 3:12-15
Reciprocal: Leviticus 14:42 - General2 Samuel 22:33 - perfect;  Nehemiah 4:16 - my servants;  Nehemiah 7:2 - a faithful man;  Psalm 101:2 - behave;  Proverbs 20:8 - GeneralProverbs 22:11 - that;  Proverbs 28:20 - faithful;  Acts 10:2 - with;  2 Timothy 2:2 - faithful;  Titus 2:10 - showing

Verse 7

He that worketh deceit shall not dwell within my house: he that telleth lies shall not tarry in my sight.
He that worketh
2 Samuel 4:10-12; 2 Kings 5:26,27; Proverbs 29:12; Acts 1:16-20,25; 5:1-10
tarry in my sight
Heb. be established.
Reciprocal: Leviticus 14:40 - take away;  Leviticus 19:11 - lie one;  Psalm 5:4 - evil;  Psalm 119:163 - hate;  Proverbs 25:5 - away;  Ezekiel 13:9 - mine

Verse 8

I will early destroy all the wicked of the land; that I may cut off all wicked doers from the city of the LORD.
early
75:10; Proverbs 16:12; 20:8,26; Jeremiah 21:12; Micah 3:1-4,9
cut off
48:2,8; Hosea 9:3; Micah 2:8-10; Revelation 21:27; 22:14,15 Reciprocal: Exodus 36:3 - every morning;  Leviticus 14:40 - take away;  2 Samuel 3:39 - I am;  2 Samuel 13:21 - he was very wroth;  1 Kings 2:33 - return upon;  Nehemiah 13:28 - I chased;  Psalm 45:7 - hatest;  Psalm 104:35 - sinners;  Proverbs 25:5 - away;  Luke 13:27 - depart

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Psalms 101". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/psalms-101.html.