Psalm 101

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Psalm 101 is the 101st psalm from the Book of Psalms.[1][2][3]

It was written by David. It provides warnings for the wicked and explains the benefits of the righteous. [4] It reads, "I will sing of your love and justice; to you, LORD, I will sing praise. I will be careful to lead a blameless life-when will you come to me? I will conduct the affairs of my house with a blameless heart. I will not look with approval on anything that is vile. I hate what faithless people do; I will have no part in it. The perverse of heart shall be far from me; I will have nothing to do with way is evil. Whoever slanders their neighbor in secret, I will put to silence; whoever has haughty eyes and a proud heart, I will not tolerate. My eyes will be on the faithful in the land, that they will dwell with me: the one whose heart is blameless will minister to me. No one who practices deceit will dwell in my house;no one who speaks falsely will stand in my presence. Every morning I will put to silence all the wicked in the land; I will cut off every evildoer from the city of the LORD."

Uses in Liturgy[edit]


Since the Middle Ages, this psalm was traditionally performed at the office of matins the Friday,[5] according to the rule of St. Benedict set to 530.[6]

In the Liturgy of the Hours, Psalm 101 is sung or recited at Lauds on Tuesday of the week quatrième.[7]


  1. ^ Commentaires sur les psaumes, d’Hilaire de Poitiers, IVe siècle, Paris, Éditions du Cerf, 2008, collection sources chrétiennes n°515,
  2. ^ Commentaires sur les psaumes, de saint Jean Chrysostome, IVe siècle,
  3. ^ Discours sur les psaumes, de saint Augustin, IVe siècle, 2 vol., collection « Sagesses chrétiennes », Éditions du Cerf, Séfer Tehilim, de Rachi, XIe siècle,
  4. ^ The Artscroll Tehillim page 214
  5. ^ Psautier latin-français du bréviaire monastique, 1938/2003 p. 358.
  6. ^ Règle de saint Benoît, chapitre XVIII, traduction par Prosper Guéranger, (Abbaye Saint-Pierre de Solesmes, réimpression 2007)p. 46.
  7. ^ Le cycle principal des prières liturgiques se déroule sur quatre semaines.