Psalm 100.  Misericordiam et judicium

Morning resolutions

In this Psalm, a Jewish king sets forth the principles according to which he means to govern.  Christ, possessor of a priestly kingdom, in this prayer sets forth his program for the day: battle against sin.

Misericórdiam, et judícium * cantábo tibi, Dómine:
2  Psallam, et intélligam in via immaculáta, * quando vénies ad me.
3  Perambulábam in innocéntia cordis mei: * in médio domus meæ.
4  Non proponébam ante óculos meos rem injústam: * faciéntes prævaricatiónes odívi.
5  Non adhæsit mihi cor pravum: * declinántem a me malígnum non cognoscébam.
6  Detrahéntem secréto próximo suo, * hunc persequébar.
7  Supérbo óculo, et insatiábili corde, * cum hoc non edébam.
8  Oculi mei ad fidéles terræ ut sédeant mecum: * ámbulans in via immaculáta, hic mihi ministrábat.
9  Non habitábit in médio domus meæ, qui facit supérbiam: * qui lóquitur iníqua, non diréxit in conspéctu oculórum meórum.
10  In matutíno interficiébam omnes peccatóres terræ: * ut dispérderem de civitáte Dómini omnes operántes iniquitátem.

Mercy and judgment; * I will sing unto thee, O Lord.
2  I will sing praises, and will have understanding in the way without blemish : * when thou shall come unto me.
3  I will walk in the innocency of my heart : * in the midst of my house.
4  I did not set before mine eyes any unjust thing : * I have hated the workers of iniquity.
5  The perverse heart did not cleave unto me : * and the malignant that turned aside from me, I would not know.
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  Whoso privily slandereth his neighbour, * on him have I taken vengeance.
7  And with him that hath a haughty look and an insatiable heart, * with him I would not eat.
8  Mine eyes look upon such as are faithful in the land, that they may dwell with me: * the man that walked in the way without blemish, he was my servant.
9  He that worketh pride shall not dwell in the midst of my house; * he that speaketh wicked things did not prosper in my sight.
10  In the morning I put to death all the ungodly of the land; * that I might cut off all the wicked doers from the city of the Lord.