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15. Psalm 15
1Jehovah, who shall sojourn in thy tabernacle?
Who shall dwell in thy holy hill?
2He that walketh uprightly, and worketh righteousness,
And speaketh truth in his heart;
3He that slandereth not with his tongue,
Nor doeth evil to his friend,
Nor taketh up a reproach against his neighbor;
4In whose eyes a reprobate is despised,
But who honoreth them that fear Jehovah;
He that sweareth to his own hurt, and changeth not;
5He that putteth not out his money to interest,
Nor taketh reward against the innocent.
He that doeth these things shall never be moved.
Ps 15:1-5. Those who are fit for communion with God may be known by a conformity to His law, which is illustrated in various important particulars.
tabernacle—seat of the ark (2Sa 6:17), the symbol of God's presence.
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 slander.
4. Love and hate are regulated by a regard to God.
sweareth … hurt—or what so results (compare Le 5:4).
usury is derived from a verb meaning "to bite." All gains made by the wrongful loss of others are forbidden.