Ps 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
where it means under God's protection here, as
(Ps 23:6, 27:4, 6)
tabernacle--seat of the ark (2Sa 6:17), the symbol of God's presence.
holy hill--(Compare Ps 2:6).
uprightly--in a complete manner, as to all parts of conduct (Ge 17:1), not as to degree.
righteousness--what is right.
in his heart--sincerely (Pr 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 Le 5:4).
De 23:19, 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 Ex 23:8; De 16:19). Bribery of all sorts is denounced.
doeth these, &c.--Such persons admitted to God's presence and favor shall never be moved (Ps 10:6; 13:5).