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Psalm 15 The Passion Translation (TPT)

Living in the Shining Place[a]

15 A poetic song, by King David
Lord, who dares to dwell with you?
Who presumes the privilege of being close to you,
living next to you in your shining place of glory?[b]
Who are those who daily dwell in the life of the Holy Spirit?[c]
They are passionate and wholehearted,
always sincere and always speaking the truth—
for their hearts are trustworthy.
They refuse to slander[d] or insult others;
they’ll never listen to gossip or rumors,
nor would they ever harm another with their words.
They will speak out passionately against evil and evil workers
while commending the faithful ones who follow after the truth.
They make firm commitments and follow through,
even at great cost.
They never crush others with exploitation or abuse
and they would never be bought with a bribe
against the innocent.
They will never be shaken; they will stand firm forever.


  1. Psalm 15:1 Perhaps David’s prophetic minstrels sang this song of instruction as they laid the ark to rest in David’s tent. It is a song that reveals who will dwell in God’s holy presence and who will live with him in heaven’s glory. It actually is a description of Zion’s perfect Man, Christ Jesus, and all those who are transformed into his image (Rom. 8:29).
  2. Psalm 15:1 The Hebrew word for “sanctuary” is taken from a root word for “shining place.”
  3. Psalm 15:1 This psalm gives us David’s Sermon on the Mount. If we will dwell in the Holy Place, there must first be a holy place in our spirits where God dwells. God’s guests must submit to the holiness that lives there. There is etiquette for God’s house revealed in this psalm.
  4. Psalm 15:3 The Hebrew word for “slander,” ragal, means to spy on someone and look for evil to use against him.
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