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Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible
Psalms 15



Verse 1

Psalm 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.

abide — or, “sojourn” (compare Psalm 5:4), where it means under God‘s protection here, as (Psalm 23:6, Psalm 27:4, Psalm 27:6) communion.

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

holy hill — (Compare Psalm 2:6).

Verse 2

walketh — (Compare Psalm 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).

Verse 3

He neither slanders nor spreads slander.

Verse 4

Love and hate are regulated by a regard to God.

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

Verse 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, etc. — The innocent would not otherwise be condemned (compare Exodus 23:8; Deuteronomy 16:19). Bribery of all sorts is denounced.

doeth these, etc. — Such persons admitted to God‘s presence and favor shall never be moved (Psalm 10:6; Psalm 13:5).


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These files are a derivative of an electronic edition prepared from text scanned by Woodside Bible Fellowship.
This expanded edition of the Jameison-Faussett-Brown Commentary is in the public domain and may be freely used and distributed.

Bibliography Information
Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Psalms 15:4". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible". 1871-8.

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