Psalms 101:3

“I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes: I hate the work of them that turn aside; it shall not cleave to me.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes: I hate the worke of them that turne aside, it shal not cleaue to me.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

I will set no worthless thing before my eyes; I hate the work of those who fall away; It shall not fasten its grip on me.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

I will set no base thing before mine eyes: I hate the work of them that turn aside; It shall not cleave unto me.
- American Standard Version (1901)

I will not put any evil thing before my eyes; I am against all turning to one side; I will not have it near me.
- Basic English Bible

I will set no thing of Belial before mine eyes: I hate the work of them that turn aside; it shall not cleave to me.
- Darby Bible

I will set no wicked thing before my eyes: I hate the work of them that turn aside; it shall not cleave to me.
- Webster's Bible

I will set no vile thing before my eyes. I hate the deeds of faithless men. They will not cling to me.
- World English Bible

I set not before mine eyes a worthless thing, The work of those turning aside I have hated, It adhereth not to me.
- Youngs Literal Bible

I will set no base thing before mine eyes; I hate the doing of things crooked; it shall not cleave unto me.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Psalms 101

  • TR Ahlstrom
    This is a most compact and remarkable expression of David's heart and mind. Indeed, in it is the secret of both his private and public greatness. First, he set's his own heart right and keeps his focus only and always on truth, beauty and goodness. Then, in governing God's people he becomes the dread of every evil man and the shield of all who do good. Oh that we had such a leader today. Please, LORD, give us such a President. Better still, come quickly LORD Jesus.
  • Lola
    God is of truth abd He told us He does not like lies.He is telling us to avoid these persons, they slanderous. God does not want us to fall prey of such as He wants us Christians to be different , as He said we are a peculiar people, called, set apart, so we should be that light in the darkness, light on the candle stick not hidden but shineth the brightest. We should be the salt of the earth and not loose our flavor. God desires of us that no wickedness shall befall us if we dwell in His Truth and do His will.THANK YOU JESUS
  • Mike
    The work of them that turn aside. This was well put for much work is being done amongst Christians that in and of itself is not evil. Yet they are tasks that do turn Christians aside from the main task of seeing souls saved and then training of those saved to be effective witnesses for Christ. Many of our churches have been tricked into being "Turned aside " by that which may seem good but is in all reality taking to much time away from the proper service of Christ.
  • Anigbo Ambrose
    I think this psalm is trying to tell us hw to say out of sin and be in the presence of the Lord all the time
  • Samuel Ojo
    I think the salmist is showing us how to stay focused in the lord,how to avoid the people that will make one of lose once focuse,is telling us not to have anything to do with such people
  • Des
    I enjoyed it once again realized that I must not lend my ears out

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