Psalms 15 Only the righteous may have fellowship with God

The person who can have fellowship with God and dwell in His sanctuary is one who walks upright before God. David describes a person in whom is no false way at all, no pretenses, deceit, gossip, guile, or hypocrisy. He neither makes hollow friendships nor speaks vain compliments. His heart, hand, and tongue are unified in believing and practicing truth. He is faithful, responsible, and trustworthy, a person of integrity because his heart is pure. Therefore, his speech and example witness of truth.


1  A psalm of David. LORD, who may dwell in your sanctuary? Who may live on your holy hill?

2  He whose walk is blameless and who does what is righteous, who speaks the truth from his heart

3  and has no slander on his tongue, who does his neighbor no wrong and casts no slur on his fellowman,

4  who despises a vile man but honors those who fear the LORD, who keeps his oath even when it hurts,

5  who lends his money without usury and does not accept a bribe against the innocent. He who does these things will never be shaken.