Psalms 15:1-4

A psalm of David.

1 LORD, who may dwell in your sacred tent? Who may live on your holy mountain?
2 The one whose walk is blameless, who does what is righteous, who speaks the truth from their heart;
3 whose tongue utters no slander, who does no wrong to a neighbor, and casts no slur on others;
4 who despises a vile person but honors those who fear the LORD; who keeps an oath even when it hurts, and does not change their mind;

Psalms 15:1 in Other Translations

KJV
1 LORD, who shall abide in thy tabernacle? who shall dwell in thy holy hill?
ESV
1 O LORD, who shall sojourn in your tent? Who shall dwell on your holy hill?
NLT
1 Who may worship in your sanctuary, LORD ? Who may enter your presence on your holy hill?
MSG
1 God, who gets invited to dinner at your place? How do we get on your guest list?
CSB
1 Lord, who can dwell in Your tent? Who can live on Your holy mountain?

Psalms 15:1-4 Meaning and Commentary

INTRODUCTION TO PSALM 15

\\<>\\. As in the preceding psalm, according to Theodoret, the salvation of the inhabitants of Jerusalem is foretold, and the liberty of the captives; so in this advice is given to them, and the life they ought to live proposed, who should share in such benefits.

Psalms 15:1-4 In-Context

1 LORD, who may dwell in your sacred tent? Who may live on your holy mountain?
2 The one whose walk is blameless, who does what is righteous, who speaks the truth from their heart;
3 whose tongue utters no slander, who does no wrong to a neighbor, and casts no slur on others;
4 who despises a vile person but honors those who fear the LORD; who keeps an oath even when it hurts, and does not change their mind;
5 who lends money to the poor without interest; who does not accept a bribe against the innocent. Whoever does these things will never be shaken.

Cross References 8

  • 1. Exodus 29:46; Psalms 23:6; Psalms 27:4; Psalms 61:4
  • 2. Exodus 25:8; 1 Chronicles 22:19; Psalms 20:2; Psalms 78:69; Psalms 150:1; Psalms 27:5-6
  • 3. S Exodus 15:17; Psalms 24:3-5
  • 4. S Genesis 6:9; S Psalms 18:32; Ephesians 1:4; S 1 Thessalonians 3:13; Titus 1:6
  • 5. Psalms 24:4; Proverbs 16:13; Isaiah 45:19; Jeremiah 7:28; Jeremiah 9:5; Zechariah 8:3,16; Romans 9:1; S Ephesians 4:25
  • 6. S Leviticus 19:16; Exodus 23:1
  • 7. S Job 19:9; Acts 28:10
  • 8. S Deuteronomy 23:21; S Joshua 9:18; Matthew 5:33; Judges 11:35
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