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A Commentary, Critical, Practical, and Explanatory on the Old and New Testaments, by Robert Jamieson, A.R. Fausset and David Brown [1882] at

Psalms Chapter 101

Psalms 101:2

psa 101:2

In this Psalm the profession of the principles of his domestic and political government testifies, as well as actions in accordance with it, David's appreciation of God's mercy to him, and His judgment on his enemies: and thus he sings or celebrates God's dealings. (Psa 101:1-8)

He avows his sincere purpose, by God's aid, to act uprightly (Gen 17:1; Psa 18:30).

Psalms 101:3

psa 101:3

set . . . eyes--as an example to be approved and followed.

no wicked thing--literally, "word," plan or purpose of Belial (Psa 41:8).

work of . . . aside--apostates.

not cleave to me--I will not be implicated in it (compare Psa 1:1-3).

Psalms 101:4

psa 101:4

A froward heart--or, "perverse heart" (Psa 18:26). Such a temper I will not indulge, nor even know evil or wickedness.

Psalms 101:5

psa 101:5

The slanderers and haughty persons, so mischievous in society, I will disown; but--

Psalms 101:6

psa 101:6

Mine eyes . . . upon--or, I will select reliable and honest men for my servants.

Psalms 101:7

psa 101:7

not dwell--literally, "not sit," or tarry, or be established.

Psalms 101:8

psa 101:8

will early--or, "diligently."

city of the Lord--or, "holy place" (Psa 48:2), where wicked men shall not be tolerated.

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