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Psalm 15Expanded Bible (EXB)

What the Lord Demands

A psalm of David.

15 Lord, who may ·enter [dwell/abide/sojourn in] your Holy Tent [C the Tabernacle]?
Who may live on your holy mountain [C Mount Zion]?

Only those who ·are innocent [walk innocently]
    and who do ·what is right [righteousness; 1:1; Job 1:1].
Such people speak the truth from their hearts
    and do not ·tell lies about others [slander with their tongue].
They do no ·wrong [evil] to their neighbors
    and do not ·gossip [L raise a reproachful matter with their associates].
·They do not respect hateful people [L The wicked are despised in their eyes]
    but honor those who ·honor [L fear] the Lord.
They keep their promises to their neighbors,
    even when it hurts.
They do not charge interest on money they lend [Ex. 22:25–27; Lev. 25:35–36; Deut. 23:19]
    and do not take ·money [a bribe] to hurt innocent people [Ex. 23:8; Deut. 16:19].
Whoever does all these things will never be ·destroyed [L moved].

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Psalm 15New International Version (NIV)

Psalm 15

A psalm of David.

Lord, who may dwell in your sacred tent?
    Who may live on your holy mountain?

The one whose walk is blameless,
    who does what is righteous,
    who speaks the truth from their heart;
whose tongue utters no slander,
    who does no wrong to a neighbor,
    and casts no slur on others;
who despises a vile person
    but honors those who fear the Lord;
who keeps an oath even when it hurts,
    and does not change their mind;
who lends money to the poor without interest;
    who does not accept a bribe against the innocent.

Whoever does these things
    will never be shaken.

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