The Lord acknowledged my righteousness, rewarded my clean hands.
For I kept the ways of the Lord; I was not disloyal to my God.
His laws were all before me, his decrees I did not cast aside.
I was honest toward him; I was on guard against sin.

So the Lord rewarded my righteousness, the cleanness of my hands in his sight.
Toward the faithful you are faithful; to the honest you are honest.
Toward the sincere, sincere; but to the perverse you are devious.
Humble people you save; haughty eyes you bring low.

Psalm 18 continued – verses 21-28