Today’s bible teaching: LORD, who may abide in your tent?Who may dwell on your holy mountain?Whoever walks without blame

Psalms, Chapter 15

 
1aA psalm of David.

I

LORD, who may abide in your tent?*

Who may dwell on your holy mountain?*

II

2Whoever walks without blame,b

doing what is right,

speaking truth from the heart;

3Who does not slander with his tongue,

does no harm to a friend,

never defames a neighbor;

4Who disdains the wicked,

but honors those who fear the LORD;

Who keeps an oath despite the cost,

5lends no money at interest,*

accepts no bribe against the innocent.c

III

Whoever acts like this

shall never be shaken.

* [Psalm 15] The Psalm records a liturgical scrutiny at the entrance to the Temple court (cf. Ps 24:36Is 33:14b16). The Israelite wishing to be admitted had to ask the Temple official what conduct was appropriate to God’s precincts. Note the emphasis on virtues relating to one’s neighbor.

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