Psalms 101 :1

Psalms 101 :1 Translations

American King James Version (AKJV)

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

King James Version (KJV)

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

American Standard Version (ASV)

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

Basic English Translation (BBE)

<A Psalm. Of David.> I will make a song of mercy and righteousness; to you, O Lord, will I make melody.

Webster's Revision

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.

English Revised Version (ERV)

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

Definitions for Psalms 101 :1

Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 101 :1

I will sing of mercy and judgment - David might say, Adverse and prosperous providences have been of the utmost use to my soul; therefore, I will thank God for both. Or, as he was probably now called to the government of all the tribes, he might make a resolution that he would show חסד chesed, incessant benevolence, to the upright; and משפט mishpat, the execution of judgment, to the wicked; and would make the conduct of God the model of his own.

Barnes' Commentary on Psalms 101 :1

I will sing of mercy and judgment - That is, In the psalm which he was about to compose, he would make these the burden of his song; he would, in fact, by stating his views as to the regulation of his own conduct, commend these virtues - mercy and justice - to mankind, and celebrate their value. He who himself "adopts" the principles of mercy, kindness, truth, and justice, as his own guide, commends these virtues to mankind in the best way possible. No language can do it effectually, unless a man practices these virtues himself.

Unto thee, O Lord, will I sing - As commending and approving these things; as having put it into my heart to practice them; as displaying them in thine own higher administration: for a father of a family, or a magistrate, is but the representative of God.

Wesley's Commentary on Psalms 101 :1

101:1 I will sing - I will praise thee, O Lord, for thy mercy and justice, which thou hast so eminently discovered in the government of the world, and of thy people; and I will make it my care to imitate thee herein.
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