Psalms 15

A Description of the Godly

1A Davidic psalm.

Lord, who can dwell in Your tent? a
Who can live on Your holy mountain? b

2 The one who lives honestly, practices righteousness,
and acknowledges the truth in his heart c
3 who does not slander with his tongue, d
who does not harm his friend
or discredit his neighbor, e
4 who despises the one rejected by the Lord
Lit in his eyes the rejected is despised

but honors those who
fear(s) God or the Lord/ the fear of the Lord: No single English word conveys every aspect of the word fear in this phrase. The meaning includes worshipful submission, reverential awe, and obedient respect to the covenant-keeping God of Israel.
fear the Lord, h
who keeps his word whatever the cost, i
5 who does not lend his money at interest j
or take a bribe against the innocent k
the one who does these things will never be moved. l
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