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3

Who shall ascend the hill of the Lord?

And who shall stand in his holy place?

4

Those who have clean hands and pure hearts,

who do not lift up their souls to what is false,

and do not swear deceitfully.


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3, 4. The form of a question gives vivacity. Hands, tongue, and heart are organs of action, speech, and feeling, which compose character.

hill of the Lord—(compare Ps 2:6, &c.). His Church—the true or invisible, as typified by the earthly sanctuary.

4. lifted up his soul—is to set the affections (Ps 25:1) on an object; here,

vanity—or, any false thing, of which swearing falsely, or to falsehood, is a specification.




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