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A Psalm of David. LORD, who shall abide in thy tabernacle? who shall dwell in thy holy hill?
He that backbiteth not with his tongue, nor doeth evil to his neighbour, nor taketh up a reproach against his neighbour.
In whose eyes a vile person is contemned; but he honoureth them that fear the LORD. He that sweareth to his own hurt, and changeth not.
He that putteth not out his money to usury, nor taketh reward against the innocent. He that doeth these things shall never be moved.

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

15:1 who shall dwell. Compare Psalm 24:3. The specifications of righteousness listed in these two psalms could only really be met by Christ Himself. As Psalm 14 describes in some detail the characteristics of wicked men, so this psalm describes what would characterize the life of a righteous man.

15:5 usury. The law had rather severe restrictions against lending money at high interest rates (Deuteronomy 23:19,20; 24:10-13).

Psalm 16 (title) Michtam. The term “michtam” is applied also to Psalms 56–60. Its meaning seems to suggest meditation with deep feeling and significance.

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