Psalm 15:2
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English Standard Version
He who walks blamelessly and does what is right and speaks truth in his heart;

King James Bible
He that walketh uprightly, and worketh righteousness, and speaketh the truth in his heart.

American Standard Version
He that walketh uprightly, and worketh righteousness, And speaketh truth in his heart;

Douay-Rheims Bible
He that walketh without blemish, and worketh justice:

English Revised Version
He that walketh uprightly, and worketh righteousness, and speaketh truth in his heart.

Webster's Bible Translation
He that walketh uprightly, and worketh righteousness, and speaketh the truth in his heart.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The third tristich bewails the condition in which He finds humanity. The universality of corruption is expressed in as strong terms as possible. הכּל they all (lit., the totality); יחדּו with one another (lit., in its or their unions, i.e., universi); אין גּם־אחד not a single one who might form an exception. סר (probably not 3 praet. but partic., which passes at once into the finite verb) signifies to depart, viz., from the ways of God, therefore to fall away (ἀποστάτης). נאלח, as in Job 15:16, denotes the moral corruptness as a becoming sour, putrefaction, and suppuration. Instead of אין גּם־אחד, the lxx translates οὐκ ἔστιν ἕως ἑνός (as though it were עד־אחד, which is the more familiar form of expression). Paul quotes the first three verses of this Psalm (Romans 3:10-12) in order to show how the assertion, that Jews and heathen all are included under sin, is in accordance with the teaching of Scripture. What the psalmist says, applies primarily to Israel, his immediate neighbours, but at the same time to the heathen, as is self-evident. What is lamented is neither the pseudo-Israelitish corruption in particular, nor that of the heathen, but the universal corruption of man which prevails not less in Israel than in the heathen world. The citations of the apostle which follow his quotation of the Psalm, from τάφος ἀνεῳγμένος to ἀπέναντι τῶν ὀφθαλμῶν αὐτῶν were early incorporated in the Psalm in the Κοινή of the lxx. They appear as an integral part of it in the Cod. Alex., in the Greco-Latin Psalterium Vernonense, and in the Syriac Psalterium Mediolanense. They are also found in Apollinaris' paraphrase of the Psalms as a later interpolation; the Cod. Vat. has them in the margin; and the words σύντπιμμα καὶ ταλαιπωρία ἐν ταῖς ὁδοῖς αὐτῶν have found admittance in the translation, which is more Rabbinical than Old Hebrew, מזּל רע וּפגע רע בּדרכיהם even in a Hebrew codex (Kennicott 649). Origen rightly excluded this apostolic Mosaic work of Old Testament testimonies from his text of the Psalm; and the true representation of the matter is to be found in Jerome, in the preface to the xvi. book of his commentary on Isaiah.

(Note: Cf. Plschke's Monograph on the Milanese Psalterium Syriacum, 1835, p. 28-39.)

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Psalm 84:11 For the LORD God is a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.

Proverbs 2:7,8 He lays up sound wisdom for the righteous: he is a buckler to them that walk uprightly...

Proverbs 28:18 Whoever walks uprightly shall be saved: but he that is perverse in his ways shall fall at once.

Isaiah 33:15 He that walks righteously, and speaks uprightly; he that despises the gain of oppressions, that shakes his hands from holding of bribes...

Micah 2:7 O you that are named the house of Jacob, is the spirit of the LORD straitened? are these his doings?...

Luke 1:6 And they were both righteous before God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless.

Galatians 2:14 But when I saw that they walked not uprightly according to the truth of the gospel, I said to Peter before them all, If you, being a Jew...

1 John 2:6 He that said he stays in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked.


Acts 10:35 But in every nation he that fears him, and works righteousness, is accepted with him.

Romans 2:10 But glory, honor, and peace, to every man that works good, to the Jew first, and also to the Gentile:

Ephesians 2:10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to good works, which God has before ordained that we should walk in them.

Hebrews 11:33 Who through faith subdued kingdoms, worked righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions.

1 John 2:29 If you know that he is righteous, you know that every one that does righteousness is born of him.

1 John 3:7 Little children, let no man deceive you: he that does righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous.

Revelation 22:14,15 Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life...


Psalm 34:12,13 What man is he that desires life, and loves many days, that he may see good...

Isaiah 63:8 For he said, Surely they are my people, children that will not lie: so he was their Savior.

Zechariah 8:16,17 These are the things that you shall do; Speak you every man the truth to his neighbor...

Ephesians 4:25 Why putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbor: for we are members one of another.

Colossians 3:9 Lie not one to another, seeing that you have put off the old man with his deeds;

Revelation 21:8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and fornicators, and sorcerers, and idolaters...

Cross References
Ephesians 4:25
Therefore, having put away falsehood, let each one of you speak the truth with his neighbor, for we are members one of another.

1 Chronicles 29:17
I know, my God, that you test the heart and have pleasure in uprightness. In the uprightness of my heart I have freely offered all these things, and now I have seen your people, who are present here, offering freely and joyously to you.

Psalm 24:4
He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not lift up his soul to what is false and does not swear deceitfully.

Psalm 51:6
Behold, you delight in truth in the inward being, and you teach me wisdom in the secret heart.

Psalm 106:3
Blessed are they who observe justice, who do righteousness at all times!

Psalm 118:20
This is the gate of the LORD; the righteous shall enter through it.

Isaiah 33:15
He who walks righteously and speaks uprightly, who despises the gain of oppressions, who shakes his hands, lest they hold a bribe, who stops his ears from hearing of bloodshed and shuts his eyes from looking on evil,

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