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Bible Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Psalms 15

Introduction

1David describes a citizen of Zion.

Verse 1

LORD, who shall abide in thy tabernacle? who shall dwell in thy holy hill?
Lord
1:1-4; 23:6; 21:3-5; 27:4; 61:4; 84:4; 92:13; John 3:3-5; 14:3; 17:24; Revelation 7:14-17; 21:3,4,23,24
abide
Heb. sojourn. holy.
2:6; 3:4; 43:3,4; 87:1-3; Hebrews 12:22; Revelation 14:1
Reciprocal: Exodus 38:21 - tabernacle of testimony; Nehemiah 5:7 - Ye exact usury; Psalm 24:3 - Who; Psalm 65:4 - causest; Isaiah 33:15 - that walketh; Isaiah 33:16 - shall dwell; Isaiah 56:2 - Blessed; Revelation 11:12 - Come

Verse 2

He that walketh uprightly, and worketh righteousness, and speaketh the truth in his heart.
He
84:11; Proverbs 2:7,8; 28:18; Isaiah 33:15; Micah 2:7; Luke 1:6; Galatians 2:14; 1 John 2:6
worketh
Acts 10:35; Romans 2:10; Ephesians 2:10; Hebrews 11:33; 1 John 2:29; 3:7; Revelation 22:14,15
speaketh
34:12,13; Isaiah 63:8; Zechariah 8:16,17; Ephesians 4:25; Colossians 3:9; Revelation 21:8
Reciprocal: 1 Kings 3:6 - according; 1 Kings 9:4 - And if thou; Psalm 26:1 - for; Psalm 106:3 - doeth; Proverbs 13:6 - Righteousness; Proverbs 20:7 - just; Ezekiel 18:5 - if; Matthew 5:8 - are

Verse 3

He that backbiteth not with his tongue, nor doeth evil to his neighbour, nor taketh up a reproach against his neighbour.
backbiteth
101:5-8; Exodus 23:1-33; Leviticus 19:16; Jeremiah 9:4-9; Romans 1:30; Titus 3:2; James 4:11; 1 Peter 2:1,2
doeth
1 Samuel 24:11; Isaiah 56:2; Matthew 7:12; Romans 12:17; 13:10; 3 John 1:11
taketh up
or, receiveth or, endureth.
Proverbs 22:10; 25:3
Reciprocal: Exodus 20:16 - General; Numbers 30:2 - vow a vow; 2 Samuel 16:3 - day; 2 Samuel 19:27 - slandered; Proverbs 10:18 - that uttereth; Proverbs 25:23 - so; Ephesians 4:31 - evil speaking; 1 Timothy 3:11 - not

Verse 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.
a vile
101:4; 2 Kings 3:13,14; Esther 3:2; Job 32:21,22; Isaiah 32:5,6; Daniel 5:17-31; Acts 24:2,3,25; James 2:1-9
but
16:3; 101:6; 119:63; Matthew 12:49,50; 1 John 3:14
sweareth
Joshua 9:18-20; Judges 11:35; 2 Samuel 21:1,2; Matthew 5:33
Reciprocal: Leviticus 19:12 - ye shall; Deuteronomy 6:13 - shalt swear; Joshua 6:22 - as ye sware unto her; 1 Samuel 19:6 - sware; 1 Kings 2:42 - Did I not; 2 Chronicles 16:3 - break; 2 Chronicles 19:2 - Shouldest; Nehemiah 13:25 - cursed; Esther 5:9 - he stood not up; Job 30:8 - viler; Psalm 24:4 - sworn; Psalm 40:4 - respecteth; Psalm 139:21 - Do not I; Proverbs 26:1 - so; Ezekiel 17:16 - whose oath; Daniel 11:21 - a vile person; Micah 3:2 - love; Matthew 18:10 - heed; 2 Timothy 3:3 - trucebreakers

Verse 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.
putteth
Exodus 22:25; Leviticus 25:35-37; Deuteronomy 23:19,20; Nehemiah 5:2-5,7-13; Ezekiel 18:8,17; Ezekiel 22:12
nor taketh
Exodus 23:7,8; Deuteronomy 16:19; Isaiah 33:15; Micah 7:3; Matthew 26:15; 27:3-5
He that doeth
16:8; 55:22; 106:3; 112:6; Proverbs 12:3; Ezekiel 18:27; Matthew 7:21-25; John 13:17; James 1:22-25; 2 Peter 1:10,11 Reciprocal: Leviticus 25:36 - usury; Deuteronomy 27:25 - General; 1 Samuel 8:3 - but turned; Nehemiah 5:10 - leave; Psalm 10:6 - not; Psalm 30:6 - I shall; Proverbs 10:25 - an; Jeremiah 11:6 - Hear; Jeremiah 15:10 - I have

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Psalms 15". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/psalms-15.html.