Psalms 15:5

He that putteth not out his money to usury, nor taketh reward against the innocent. He that doeth these things shall never be moved.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

He that putteth not out his money to vsury, nor taketh reward against the innocent: he that doth these things, shall neuer be moued.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

He does not put out his money at interest, Nor does he take a bribe against the innocent. He who does these things will never be shaken.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

He that putteth not out his money to interest, Nor taketh reward against the innocent. He that doeth these things shall never be moved. Psalm 16 Michtam of David.
- American Standard Version (1901)

He who does not put out his money at interest, or for payment give false decisions against men who have done no wrong. He who does these things will never be moved.
- Basic English Bible

[He that] putteth not out his money to usury, nor taketh reward against the innocent. He that doeth these [things] shall never be moved.
- Darby Bible

He that putteth not out his money to usury, nor taketh reward against the innocent. He that doeth these things shall never be moved.
- Webster's Bible

he who doesn't lend out his money for usury, nor take a bribe against the innocent. He who does these things shall never be shaken. A Poem by David.
- World English Bible

His silver he hath not given in usury, And a bribe against the innocent Hath not taken; Whoso is doing these is not moved to the age!
- Youngs Literal Bible

He that putteth not out his money on interest, nor taketh a bribe against the innocent. He that doeth these things shall never be moved.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 15:5


15:5 To usury - In such a manner as is contrary to God's law: of which see otherwise, #Exod 22:25 Levit 25:36|,37, &c. Reward - Or, a bribe for him who hath a bad cause. Moved - He shall abide with God here, and when he dies be for ever with the Lord.


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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