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Psalm 15

Description of a Citizen of Zion.

A Psalm of David.

1O Lord, who may lodge [as a guest] in Your tent?
Who may dwell [continually] on Your holy hill?

He who walks with integrity and strength of character, and works righteousness,
And speaks and holds truth in his heart.

He does not slander with his tongue,
Nor does evil to his neighbor,
Nor takes up a reproach against his friend;

In his eyes an evil person is despised,
But he honors those who fear the Lord [and obediently worship Him with awe-inspired reverence and submissive wonder].
He keeps his word even to his own disadvantage and does not change it [for his own benefit];

He does not put out his money at interest [to a fellow Israelite],
And does not take a bribe against the innocent.
He who does these things will never be shaken.

New International Reader's Version

Psalm 15

Psalm 15

A psalm of David.

Lord, who can live in your sacred tent?
    Who can stay on your holy mountain?

Anyone who lives without blame
    and does what is right.
They speak the truth from their heart.
    They don’t tell lies about other people.
They don’t do wrong to their neighbors.
    They don’t say anything bad about them.
They hate evil people.
    But they honor those who have respect for the Lord.
They keep their promises even when it hurts.
    They do not change their mind.
They lend their money to poor people without charging interest.
    They don’t accept money to harm those who aren’t guilty.

Anyone who lives like that
    will always be secure.