For the weekly Psalm Challenge, here is Psalm 101.
1. Of David. A psalm.
Kindness and justice I will sing; to You, O LORD, I will chant a hymn.
2. I would study the way of the innocent—when will it come to me?!
May I walk about in the innocence of my heart within my house.
3. May I set nothing base before my eyes. I have hated acting wickedly; may it not cling to me.
4. May a perverse heart depart from me; may I know naught of evil.
5. He who secretly slanders his fellow, may I destroy; the haughty-eyed and greedy of heart, may I not abide.
6. My eyes are on the trusty men of the land, to dwell with me. May one who follows the way of the innocent be the one to serve me.
7. May no one who acts deceitfully dwell within my house; may no one who speaks lies stay before my eyes.
This unusual and fine translation is by Rabbi Benjamin J. Segal.
See his interpretation of each psalm at his "A New Psalm" blog.
The Flame of Justice in our Supreme Court Building in Jerusalem.
See more about the Supreme Court in my earlier posts.