Bible Commentaries
Psalms 15

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:-. Those who are fit for communion with God may be known by a conformity to His law, which is illustrated in various important particulars.

Verse 1

1. abide—or, "sojourn" (compare Psalms 5:4), where it means under God's protection here, as (Psalms 23:6; Psalms 27:4; Psalms 27:6) communion.

tabernacle—seat of the ark (2 Samuel 6:17), the symbol of God's presence.

holy hill—(Compare 2 Samuel 6:17- :).

Verse 2

2. walketh—(Compare :-).

uprightly—in a complete manner, as to all parts of conduct ( :-), not as to degree.

worketh—or, "does."

righteousness—what is right.

in his heart—sincerely (Proverbs 23:7).

Verse 3

3. He neither slanders nor spreads slander.

Verse 4

4. Love and hate are regulated by a regard to God.

sweareth . . . hurt—or what so results (compare Leviticus 5:4).

Verse 5

5. (Compare Leviticus 25:37; Deuteronomy 23:19; Deuteronomy 23:20).

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 Exodus 23:8 Deuteronomy 16:19). Bribery of all sorts is denounced.

doeth these, c.—Such persons admitted to God's presence and favor shall never be moved (Psalms 10:6 Psalms 13:5).

Bibliographical Information
Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Psalms 15". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible". 1871-8.