Psalm 101

1 I will sing of lovingkindness and justice:
Unto thee, O Jehovah, will I sing praises.
2 I will behave myself wisely in a perfect way:
Oh when wilt thou come unto me ?
I will walk within my house with a perfect heart.

General Subject. Something concerning judgment by the Lord. P. P.
1 He is to be celebrated. P. P-
2 See Psalm xxv. 21. A. 612.
See Psalm xxv. 21. A. 9905.
2, 3, 6, 7. His perfection, and He loves those that are perfect. P- P366

3 I will set no base thing before mine eyes:
I hate the work of them that turn aside;
It shall not cleave unto me.
4 A perverse heart shall depart from me:
I will know no evil thing.
5 Whoso privily slandereth his neighbor, him will I
Him that hath a high look and a proud heart will I not

4, 5. He rejects the evil and the haughty. P. P.
6 See Psalm xxv. 21. A. 612.

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 minister unto

6-8. By sincerity are meant also integrity, justice, faithfulness, and uprightness. A man cannot be in these from himself so as to love them from themselves and for their own sake. But he is in them who shuns the various forms of fraud, cunning, and deceit as sins, and he is thus in them not from himself but from the Lord. This the Lord teaches in many passages. Life 84.

7 He that worketh deceit shall not dwell within my house:
He that speaketh falsehood shall not be established
before mine eyes.

7 Dwelling in the house of Jehovah means being and living in the good of love, for this is the house of Jehovah. A. 3384.
To dwell signifies to live, consequently life. E. 662.

8 Morning by morning will I destroy all the wicked of
the land;
To cut off all the workers of iniquity from the city of

8 In a general sense it is called morning as well when the dawn appears as when the sun rises, and then morning is taken for the judgment both concerning the good and upon the evil. Here upon the evil. A. 2405.
The evil will perish when the Lord comes. P. P.
Verse quoted. D. P., Page 72.

Author: EMANUEL SWEDENBORG (1688-1772)