Compare Translations for Psalm 15:4

Psalm 15:4 ASV
In whose eyes a reprobate is despised, But who honoreth them that fear Jehovah; He that sweareth to his own hurt, and changeth not;
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Psalm 15:4 BBE
Who gives honour to those who have the fear of the Lord, turning away from him who has not the Lord's approval. He who takes an oath against himself, and makes no change.
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Psalm 15:4 CEB
someone who despises those who act wickedly, but who honors those who honor the LORD; someone who keeps their promise even when it hurts;
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Psalm 15:4 CJB
who look with scorn on the vile, but honor those who fear ADONAI; who hold to an oath, no matter the cost;
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Psalm 15:4 RHE
(14-4) In his sight the malignant is brought to nothing: but he glorifieth them that fear the Lord. He that sweareth to his neighbour, and deceiveth not;
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Psalm 15:4 ESV
in whose eyes a vile person is despised, but who honors those who fear the LORD; who swears to his own hurt and does not change;
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Psalm 15:4 GW
The one who despises those rejected by God but honors those who fear the LORD. The one who makes a promise and does not break it, even though he is hurt by it.
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Psalm 15:4 GNT
They despise those whom God rejects, but honor those who obey the Lord. They always do what they promise, no matter how much it may cost.
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Psalm 15:4 HNV
In whose eyes a vile man is despised, But who honors those who fear the LORD; He who keeps an oath even when it hurts, and doesn't change;
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Psalm 15:4 CSB
who despises the one rejected by the Lord, but honors those who fear the Lord, who keeps his word whatever the cost,
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Psalm 15:4 KJV
In whose eyes a vile person is contemned ; but he honoureth them that fear the LORD. He that sweareth to his own hurt , and changeth not.
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Psalm 15:4 LEB
In his eyes a rejected one [is] contemptible, but he honors those who respect Yahweh. He takes an oath to [his own] injury and does not retract it.
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Psalm 15:4 NAS
In whose eyes a reprobate is despised, But who honors those who fear the LORD ; He swears to his own hurt and does not change ;
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Psalm 15:4 NCV
They do not respect hateful people but honor those who honor the Lord. They keep their promises to their neighbors, even when it hurts.
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Psalm 15:4 NIRV
He hates sinful people. He honors those who have respect for the Lord. He keeps his promises even when it hurts.
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Psalm 15:4 NIV
who despises a vile man but honors those who fear the LORD, who keeps his oath even when it hurts,
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Psalm 15:4 NKJV
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;
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Psalm 15:4 NLT
Those who despise persistent sinners, and honor the faithful followers of the LORD and keep their promises even when it hurts.
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Psalm 15:4 NRS
in whose eyes the wicked are despised, but who honor those who fear the Lord; who stand by their oath even to their hurt;
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Psalm 15:4 RSV
in whose eyes a reprobate is despised, but who honors those who fear the LORD; who swears to his own hurt and does not change;
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Psalm 15:4 DBY
In whose eyes the depraved person is contemned, and who honoureth them that fear Jehovah; who, if he have sworn to his own hurt, changeth it not;
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Psalm 15:4 MSG
despise the despicable. "Keep your word even when it costs you,
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Psalm 15:4 WBT
In whose eyes a vile person is contemned; but he honoreth them that fear the LORD. [He that] sweareth to [his own] hurt, and changeth not.
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Psalm 15:4 TMB
in whose eyes a vile person is contemned, but he honoreth them that fear the LORD; he that taketh an oath to his own hurt, and changeth not;
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Psalm 15:4 TNIV
who despise those whose ways are vile but honor whoever fears the LORD; who keep their oaths even when it hurts;
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Psalm 15:4 WEB
In whose eyes a vile man is despised, But who honors those who fear Yahweh; He who keeps an oath even when it hurts, and doesn't change;
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Psalm 15:4 WYC
A wicked man is brought to nought in his sight; but he glorifieth them that dread the Lord. He that sweareth to his neighbour, and deceiveth him not; (He who regardeth the wicked as worthless; but he honoureth those who fear the Lord/those who revere the Lord. He who sweareth an oath, or who promiseth, to his neighbour, and deceiveth him not;)
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Psalm 15:4 YLT
Despised in his eyes [is] a rejected one, And those fearing Jehovah he doth honour. He hath sworn to suffer evil, and changeth not;
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Psalms 15 Commentary - Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Concise)

Chapter 15

The way to heaven, if we would be happy, we must be holy. We are encouraged to walk in that way.

- Here is a very serious question concerning the character of a citizen of Zion. It is the happiness of glorified saints, that they dwell in the holy hill; they are at home there, they shall be for ever there. It concerns us to make it sure to ourselves that we have a place among them. A very plain and particular answer is here given. Those who desire to know their duty, will find the Scripture a very faithful director, and conscience a faithful monitor. A citizen of Zion is sincere in his religion. He is really what he professes to be, and endeavours to stand complete in all the will of God. He is just both to God and man; and, in speaking to both, speaks the truth in his heart. He scorns and abhors wrong and fraud; he cannot reckon that a good bargain, nor a saving one, which is made with a lie; and knows that he who wrongs his neighbour will prove, in the end, to have most injured himself. He is very careful to do hurt to no man. He speaks evil of no man, makes not others' faults the matter of his common talk; he makes the best of every body, and the worst of nobody. If an ill-natured story be told him, he will disprove it if he can; if not, it goes no further. He values men by their virtue and piety. Wicked people are vile people, worthless, and good for nothing; so the word signifies. He thinks the worse of no man's piety for his poverty and mean condition. He reckons that serious piety puts honour upon a man, more than wealth, or a great name. He honours such, desires their conversation and an interest in their prayers, is glad to show them respect, or do them a kindness. By this we may judge of ourselves in some measure. Even wise and good men may swear to their own hurt: but see how strong the obligation is, a man must rather suffer loss to himself and his family, than wrong his neighbour. He will not increase his estate by extortion, or by bribery. He will not, for any gain, or hope of it to himself, do any thing to hurt a righteous cause. Every true living member of the church, like the church itself, is built upon a Rock. He that doeth these things shall not be moved for ever. The grace of God shall always be sufficient for him. The union of these tempers and this conduct, can only spring from repentance for sin, faith in the Saviour, and love to him. In these respects let us examine and prove our own selves.

Psalms 15 Commentary - Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

PSALM 15

Psalms 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.

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 Psalms 2:6 ).

2. walketh--(Compare Psalms 1:1 ).
uprightly--in a complete manner, as to all parts of conduct ( Genesis 17:1 ), not as to degree.
worketh--or, "does."
righteousness--what is right.
in his heart--sincerely ( Proverbs 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 Leviticus 5:4 ).

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 , 13:5 ).