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

  • Steve morrow
    PSALM 15:1 LORD WHO SHALL ABIDE IN THY TABERNACLE WHO SHALL DWELL IN THY HOLY HILL 15:2 HE THAT WALKETH UPRIGHTLY AND WORKETH RIGHTEOUSNESS AND SPEAKETH THE TRUTH IN HIS HEART PSALM 58:1 DO YOU INDEED SPEAK RIGHTEOUSNESS O CONGREGATION DO YOU JUDGE UPRIGHTLY O YOU SONS OF MEN PSALM 75:2 WHEN I SHALL RECEIVE THE CONGREGATION I WILL JUDGE UPRIGHTLY
  • Michael
    Who am I before Lord. The Psalm give us power to assess ourselves. I am impressed to see many people are taking oath of office while reading this phrase.

    Michael/Tanzania
  • Nemo
    I like this passage because it tells us how we should walk in Jesus and where our heart should be in God.
  • Irene123
    V.4 - "a vile person is contemned (i.e. condemned). We are not to hate the person, but the sin. It was ALWAYS God's judgment that Amaleks, Amorites, Philistines, etc, were to be destroyed; only God knows if a soul will be converted later on. These people all were the O.T. type of sin, just as the 'leven' in the exodus from Egypt was a type of sin.
  • This is the Holy characteristic of God peoples should be and their motives towar
    Psalm 15 describes who a true christians should be and how we should conduct ourselves as christians.Its also describes the Holy nature of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.If Christ richly dwell in us,this is the person, that others should see in our lives,by examples,actions, and motives.This Psalmist also describes our heart as well as our lives in Christ Jesus.Be ye Holy for I am Holy.
  • Bj
    we should do all we can to fulfill our word, even if it is very difficult to do so.

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