Norm of Life for Rulers

A psalm of David.

I sing of love and justice; to you, Lord, I sing praise.

I follow the way of integrity; when will you come to me?

I act with integrity of heart within my royal court.

I do not allow into my presence anyone who speaks perversely.

Whoever acts shamefully I hate; no such person can be my friend.

I shun the devious of heart; the wicked I do not tolerate.

Whoever slanders another in secret I reduce to silence.

Haughty eyes and arrogant hearts I cannot endure.

I look to the faithful of the land; they alone can be my companions.

Those who follow the way of integrity, they alone can enter my service.

No one who practices deceit can hold a post in my court.

No one who speaks falsely can be among my advisors.

Each morning I clear the wicked from the land, and rid the Lord's city of all evildoers.