Psalm 101:1
New International Version
Of David. A psalm. I will sing of your love and justice; to you, LORD, I will sing praise.

New Living Translation
I will sing of your love and justice, LORD. I will praise you with songs.

English Standard Version
I will sing of steadfast love and justice; to you, O LORD, I will make music.

Berean Study Bible
A Psalm of David. I will sing of Your loving devotion and justice; to You, O LORD, I will sing praises.

New American Standard Bible
A Psalm of David. I will sing of lovingkindness and justice, To You, O LORD, I will sing praises.

King James Bible
A Psalm of David. I will sing of mercy and judgment: unto thee, O LORD, will I sing.

Christian Standard Bible
I will sing of faithful love and justice; I will sing praise to you, LORD.

Contemporary English Version
I will sing to you, LORD! I will celebrate your kindness and your justice.

Good News Translation
My song is about loyalty and justice, and I sing it to you, O LORD.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
A Davidic psalm. I will sing of faithful love and justice; I will sing praise to You, LORD.

International Standard Version
I will sing about gracious love and justice; LORD, I will sing praise to you.

NET Bible
A psalm of David. I will sing about loyalty and justice! To you, O LORD, I will sing praises!

New Heart English Bible
[A Psalm by David.] I will sing of loving kindness and justice. To you, LORD, I will sing praises.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
I shall sing grace and judgment and I shall glorify you, Lord Jehovah!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
[A psalm by David.] I will sing about mercy and justice. O LORD, I will make music to praise you.

JPS Tanakh 1917
A Psalm of David. I will sing of mercy and justice; Unto Thee, O LORD, will I sing praises.

New American Standard 1977
I Will sing of lovingkindness and justice, To Thee, O LORD, I will sing praises.

Jubilee Bible 2000
I will sing of mercy and judgment; unto thee, O LORD, will I sing.

King James 2000 Bible
I will sing of mercy and justice: unto you, O LORD, will I sing.

American King James Version
I will sing of mercy and judgment: to you, O LORD, will I sing.

American Standard Version
I will sing of lovingkindness and justice: Unto thee, O Jehovah, will I sing praises.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
A Psalm of David. I will sing to thee, O Lord, of mercy and judgment; I will sing a psalm,

Douay-Rheims Bible
A psalm for David himself. Mercy and judgment I will sing to thee, O Lord: I will sing,

Darby Bible Translation
{A Psalm of David.} I will sing of loving-kindness and judgment: unto thee, Jehovah, will I sing psalms.

English Revised Version
A Psalm of David. I will sing of mercy and judgment: unto thee, O LORD, will I sing praises.

Webster's Bible Translation
A Psalm of David. I will sing of mercy and judgment: to thee, O LORD, will I sing.

World English Bible
I will sing of loving kindness and justice. To you, Yahweh, I will sing praises.

Young's Literal Translation
A Psalm of David. Kindness and judgment I sing, To Thee, O Jehovah, I sing praise.
Study Bible
I will Set No Worthless Thing Before My Eyes
1A Psalm of David. I will sing of Your loving devotion and justice; to You, O LORD, I will sing praise. 2I will ponder the way that is blameless—when will You come to me? I will walk in my house with integrity of heart.…
Cross References
Psalm 37:30
The mouth of the righteous man utters wisdom, and his tongue speaks justice.

Psalm 51:14
Deliver me from bloodguilt, O God, the God of my salvation, and my tongue will sing of Your righteousness.

Psalm 59:16
But I will sing of Your strength and proclaim Your loving devotion in the morning. For You are my fortress, my refuge in times of trouble.

Psalm 89:1
A Maskil of Ethan the Ezrahite. I will sing of the loving devotion of the LORD forever; with my mouth I will proclaim Your faithfulness to all generations.

Psalm 145:7
They will extol the fame of Your abundant goodness and joyfully sing of Your righteousness.

Treasury of Scripture

I will sing of mercy and judgment: to you, O LORD, will I sing.

I will sing

Psalm 89:1
Maschil of Ethan the Ezrahite. I will sing of the mercies of the LORD for ever: with my mouth will I make known thy faithfulness to all generations.

Psalm 97:8
Zion heard, and was glad; and the daughters of Judah rejoiced because of thy judgments, O LORD.

Psalm 103:6-8
The LORD executeth righteousness and judgment for all that are oppressed…

unto thee

Psalm 71:22,23
I will also praise thee with the psaltery, even thy truth, O my God: unto thee will I sing with the harp, O thou Holy One of Israel…







Lexicon
A Psalm
מִ֫זְמ֥וֹר (miz·mō·wr)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4210: Instrumental music, a poem set to notes

of David.
לְדָוִ֗ד (lə·ḏā·wiḏ)
Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1732: David -- perhaps 'beloved one', a son of Jesse

I will sing
אָשִׁ֑ירָה (’ā·šî·rāh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect Cohortative - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 7891: To sing

of [Your] loving devotion
חֶֽסֶד־ (ḥe·seḏ-)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2617: Kindness, piety, reproof, beauty

and justice;
וּמִשְׁפָּ֥ט (ū·miš·pāṭ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4941: A verdict, a sentence, formal decree, divine law, penalty, justice, privilege, style

to You,
לְךָ֖ (lə·ḵā)
Preposition | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew

O LORD,
יְהוָ֣ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

I will sing praise.
אֲזַמֵּֽרָה׃ (’ă·zam·mê·rāh)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect Cohortative - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 2167: Play, to make music, celebrate in song and music
(1) Mercy and judgment--or, as some render, grace and right--are the especially requisite attributes of a good monarch, or of magistrates generally. (See Matthew 23:23, where the failure to practise them is charged on the ruling class in Judaea at that time, though, of course, also required in the conduct of every man; Micah 6:8.) Here, no doubt, as almost all commentators have seen, they are first regarded ideally as attributes of the Divine King.

"And earthly power doth then show likest God's,

When mercy seasons justice."

Will I sing.--Better, will I play.

On the question of the connection of this verse with the rest of the psalm, see Introduction.

Verse 1. - I will sing of mercy and judgment. The writer does not mean that he is about, in this present psalm, to sing of God's mercy and justice, but that he will make it one of the rules of his life to do so. Unto thee, O Lord, will I sing; or, "will I make melody" (Cheyne, Kay). 101:1-8 David's vow and profession of godliness. - In this psalm we have David declaring how he intended to regulate his household, and to govern his kingdom, that he might stop wickedness, and encourage godliness. It is also applicable to private families, and is the householder's psalm. It teaches all that have any power, whether more or less, to use it so as to be a terror to evil-doers, and a praise to them that do well. The chosen subject of the psalm is God's mercy and judgment. The Lord's providences concerning his people are commonly mixed; mercy and judgment. God has set the one over against the other, both to do good, like showers and sunshine. When, in his providence, he exercises us with the mixture of mercy and judgment, we must make suitable acknowledgments to him for both. Family mercies and family afflictions are both calls to family religion. Those who are in public stations are not thereby excused from care in governing their families; they are the more concerned to set a good example of ruling their own houses well. Whenever a man has a house of his own, let him seek to have God to dwell with him; and those may expect his presence, who walk with a perfect heart, in a perfect way. David resolves to practise no evil himself. He further resolves not to keep bad servants, nor to employ those about him that are wicked. He will not admit them into his family, lest they spread the infection of sin. A froward heart, one that delights to be cross and perverse, is not fit for society, the bond of which is Christian love. Nor will he countenance slanderers, those who take pleasure in wounding their neighbour's reputation. Also, God resists the proud, and false, deceitful people, who scruple not to tell lies, or commit frauds. Let every one be zealous and diligent to reform his own heart and ways, and to do this early; ever mindful of that future, most awful morning, when the King of righteousness shall cut off all wicked doers from the heavenly Jerusalem.
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