Those who are fit for communion with God may be known by a conformity
to His law, which is illustrated in various important particulars.
1. abide—or, "sojourn" (compare Ps 5:4), where it means under God's protection
here, as (Ps 23:6, 27:4, 6) communion.
tabernacle—seat of the ark (2Sa 6:17), the symbol of God's
holy hill—(Compare Ps 2:6).
2. walketh—(Compare Ps 1:1).
uprightly—in a complete manner, as to
all parts of conduct (Ge 17:1), not
as to degree.
righteousness—what is right.
in his heart—sincerely (Pr 23:7).
3. He neither slanders nor spreads
4. Love and hate are regulated by a regard to
sweareth … hurt—or what so
results (compare Le 5:4).
5. (Compare Le 25:37; De 23:19, 20).
usury is derived from a verb meaning "to
bite." All gains made by the wrongful loss of others are forbidden.
taketh reward, &c.—The innocent
would not otherwise be condemned (compare Ex 23:8; De
16:19). Bribery of all sorts
doeth these, &c.—Such persons
admitted to God's presence and favor shall never be moved (Ps 10:6; 13:5).