Psalms 15:3

He that backbiteth not with his tongue, nor doeth evil to his neighbour, nor taketh up a reproach against his neighbour.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Hee that backbiteth not with his tongue, nor doth euill to his neighbour, nor taketh vp a reproach against his neighbour.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

He does not slander with his tongue, Nor does evil to his neighbor, Nor takes up a reproach against his friend;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

He that slandereth not with his tongue, Nor doeth evil to his friend, Nor taketh up a reproach against his neighbor;
- American Standard Version (1901)

Whose tongue is not false, who does no evil to his friend, and does not take away the good name of his neighbour;
- Basic English Bible

[He that] slandereth not with his tongue, doeth not evil to his companion, nor taketh up a reproach against his neighbour;
- Darby Bible

He that backbiteth not with his tongue, nor doeth evil to his neighbor, nor taketh up a reproach against his neighbor.
- Webster's Bible

He who doesn't slander with his tongue, nor does evil to his friend, nor casts slurs against his fellow man;
- World English Bible

He hath not slandered by his tongue, He hath not done to his friend evil; And reproach he hath not lifted up Against his neighbour.
- Youngs Literal Bible

That hath no slander upon his tongue, nor doeth evil to his fellow, nor taketh up a reproach against his neighbour;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 15:3


15:3 He - He that doth not speak evil of his neighbour. Neighbour - That is, any man. Nor taketh - Into his mouth, doth not raise it, neither spread or propagate it; or believe it without sufficient reason.


Discussion for Psalms 15

  • Mild Bill
    Two forms of righteousness,"they being ignorant of God's righteousness,and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God."Demons appearing as ministers of righteousness,based on works,2Cor.11:15."much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one,Jesus Christ".Gifts are free!
  • A disciple
    "And the king said unto Araunah, Nay; but I will surely buy it of thee at a price: neither will I offer burnt offerings unto the LORD my God of that which doth cost me nothing." 2 Samuel 24:24 TRUE TRUE TRUE!!! No one is redeemed or can come at all to the Father except through the blood of Christ; but no one just slips in without doing righteousness. Its not a contest, but proof of grace wrought.
  • Steve morrow
    PSALM 94:10 HE THAT CHASTISETH THE HEATHEN SHALL NOT HE CORRECT HE THAT TEACHETH MAN KNOWLEDGE SHALL NOT HE KNOW 1 PETER 4:17 FOR THE TIME IS COME THAT JUDGEMENT MUST BEGIN AT THE HOUSE OF GOD AND IF IT FIRST BEGIN AT US WHAT SHALL THE END BE OF THEM --- THAT OBEY NOT THE GOSPEL OF GOD ---
  • Steve morrow
    1 PETER 4:18 AND IF THE RIGHTEOUS --- SCARCELY BE SAVED WHERE WILL THE UNGODLY AND THE SINNER APPEAR --4:19--WHEREFORE LET THEM THAT SUFFER ACCORDING TO THE WILL OF GOD COMMMIT THE KEEPING OF THEIR SOULS TO HIM --- IN WELL DOING --- AS UNTO A FAITHFUL CREATOR 2 THESSALONIANS 3:13 BUT YOU BRETHREN BE NOT WEARY IN WELL DOING
  • Mild Bill
    Who, is "he" in the following verses, the Lord Jesus. "if they which are of the law be heirs, faith is made void". Having once violated any law we have no righteousness. Believers receive an imputed righteousness which was bought by Christ.By the grace of God the payment is put on our account,never earned.Our service to God is out of gratitude, with nothing to merit salvation.Heirs by grace only.
  • A disciple
    "LORD, who shall abide in thy tabernacle? who shall dwell in thy holy hill?" When the rich young man came to Jesus asking what he must do to have eternal life, the Lord told him, You know the commandments...do these and you shall live." Afterwards He spoke directly to the young man's innermost thoughts, and his covetousness. What part of these things David mentions, are too hard for us to live by?

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