Main point summary
What kind of worshiper will abide with God in his holy place? The one who is conformed to God's righteousness in life and lips.
O Lord , u who shall sojourn in your v tent?
מִזְמוֹר לְדָוִד יְהֹוָה מִי־יָגוּר בְּאָהֳלֶךָ
Question: Oh Lord, what kind of person will abide in your tabernacle?
Who shall dwell on your w holy hill?
מִי־יִשְׁכֹּן בְּהַר קָדְשֶׁךָ׃
[That is], What kind of person will live on your holy mountain?
He who x walks blamelessly
Answer: The one who lives with integrity
and y does what is right
and does the right thing
and z speaks truth in his heart;
וְדֹבֵר אֱמֶת בִּלְבָבוֹ׃
and loves to tell the truth;
who a does not slander with his tongue
and doesn't trash another behind his back
and does no evil to his neighbor,
לֹא־עָשָׂה לְרֵעֵהוּ רָעָה וְחֶרְפָּה
and doesn't harm his neighbor,
nor b takes up a reproach against his friend;
and doesn't take up a slur against his friend;
c in whose eyes a vile person is despised,
נִבְזֶה׀ בְּעֵינָיו נִמְאָס
[and] who sees a sin-loving person as vile,
but who honors those who fear the Lord ;
וְאֶת־יִרְאֵי יְהוָה יְכַבֵּד
but a God-fearing person as honorable;
who d swears to his own hurt
[and] who [although] he makes a promise that costs him
and does not change;
[nevertheless] doesn't fudge on his word;
who e does not put out his money at interest
כַּסְפּוֹ׀ לֹא־נָתַן בְּנֶשֶׁךְ
[and] who doesn't exploit the needy for an easy buck
and f does not take a bribe against the innocent.
וְשֹׁחַד עַל־נָקִי לֹא לָקָח
and doesn't take a bribe against innocent people.
He who does these things shall never be g moved.
עֹשֵׂה־אֵלֶּה לֹא יִמּוֹט לְעוֹלָם׃
The one who lives this way [the way just described] is the one God has established in righteousness.
Psalm 2:6: "I have set my King on Zion, my holy hill." Jesus Christ our King opened the way to God's holy place by his death. It is only in Christ that we can dwell with God, and it is in only Christ that we can become the godly person described in this Psalm.
Spurgeon: "only our spotless Lord Jesus, and those who are conformed unto his image, can ever stand with acceptance before the Majesty on high."
Psalms 15:1-5 ESV
Who Shall Dwell on Your Holy Hill? 15 A Psalm of David. 1 O Lord , u who shall sojourn in your v tent? Who shall dwell on your w holy hill? 2 He who x walks blamelessly and y does what is right and z speaks truth in his heart; 3 who a does not slander with his tongue and does no evil to his neighbor, nor b takes up a reproach against his friend; 4 c in whose eyes a vile person is despised, but who honors those who fear the Lord ; who d swears to his own hurt and does not change; 5 who e does not put out his money at interest and f does not take a bribe against the innocent. He who does these things shall never be g moved.