Psalm Fifteen

by Dr. Henry M. Morris

(taken from the Defender's Study Bible)

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A Psalm of David.

Psalm 15:1 LORD, who shall abide in thy tabernacle? who shall dwell in thy holy hill?

who shall dwell. Compare Psalm 24:3. The specifications of righteousness listed in these two psalms could only really be met by Christ Himself. As Psalm 14 describes in some detail the characteristics of wicked men, so this psalm describes what would characterize the life of a righteous man.

Psalm 15:2 He that walketh uprightly, and worketh righteousness, and speaketh the truth in his heart.

Psalm 15:3 He that backbiteth not with his tongue, nor doeth evil to his neighbour, nor taketh up a reproach against his neighbour.

Psalm 15:4 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.

Psalm 15:5 He that putteth not out his money to usury, nor taketh reward against the innocent. He that doeth these things shall never be moved.

usury. The law had rather severe restrictions against lending money at high interest rates (Deuteronomy 23:19, 20; 24:10-13).