23 The north wind brings forth rain,
And (A)a backbiting tongue an angry countenance.

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The Character of Those Who May Dwell with the Lord

A Psalm of David.

15 Lord, (A)who may [a]abide in Your tabernacle?
Who may dwell in Your holy hill?

He who walks uprightly,
And works righteousness,
And speaks the (B)truth in his heart;
He who (C)does not backbite with his tongue,
Nor does evil to his neighbor,
(D)Nor does he [b]take up a reproach against his friend;

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 15:1 sojourn
  2. Psalm 15:3 receive

Graces of the Heirs of Grace

Remind them (A)to be subject to rulers and authorities, to obey, (B)to be ready for every good work, to speak evil of no one, to be peaceable, gentle, showing all humility to all men.

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20 For I fear lest, when I come, I shall not find you such as I wish, and that (A)I shall be found by you such as you do not wish; lest there be contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, backbitings, whisperings, conceits, tumults;

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