The Psalms

Psalm 15

David describes a citizen of Zion, 1-5.

1 [A Psalm of David.]

LORD, who shall abide in your tabernacle?/
Who shall dwell on your holy hill?

He who walks uprightly, works righteousness,/
and speaks the truth in his heart;

He who does not backbite with his tongue,/
nor does evil to his neighbor,/
nor takes up a reproach against his neighbor;

In whose eyes a vile person is despised,/
but he honors those who fear the LORD;/
he who swears to his own hurt and does not change;

He who does not put out his money to usury,/
nor takes reward against the innocent./
He who does these things shall never be moved.


Matthew Henry Commentary - Psalms, Chapter 15[➚]


John Calvin's Chapter Summary:

This psalm teaches us upon what condition God made choice of the Jews to be his people, and placed his sanctuary in the midst of them. This condition was, that they should show themselves to be a peculiar and holy people, by leading a just and upright life.