Psalms 15

Study the Inner Meaning

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1 David.> Lord, who may have a resting-place in your tent, a living-place on your holy hill?

2 He who goes on his way uprightly, doing righteousness, and saying what is true in his heart;

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

4 Who gives honour to those who have the fear of the Lord, turning away from him who has not the Lord's approval. He who takes an oath against himself, and makes no change.

5 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.

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   Study the Inner Meaning
From Swedenborg's Works

Main explanations:

The Inner Meaning of the Prophets and Psalms 265


Other references to this chapter:

Arcana Coelestia 414, 612, 1947, 2235, 9210, 9263, 10545

Apocalypse Revealed 585, 586

Doctrine of Life 84


References from Swedenborg's unpublished works:

Apocalypse Explained 405, 799

Other New Christian Commentary

  Stories and their meanings:




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Isaiah 33:15

Acts of the Apostles 10:35

Romans 13:10

Titus 3:2

Word/Phrase Explanations

david
David is one of the most significant figures in the Bible. He was a musician, one of history’s greatest poets, the boy warrior who killed...

lord
The Lord, in the simplest terms, is love itself expressed as wisdom itself. In philosophic terms, love is the Lord's substance and wisdom is His...

tent
'Tent' is used in the Word to signify the celestial and holy aspects of love, because in ancient time they performed holy worship in their...

holy
'Sanctuary' signifies the truth of heaven and the church. 'Sanctuary,' as in Ezekiel 24:21, signifies the Word.

hill
The Writings tell us that the Lord's love is the sun of heaven, and it is natural for us to look above ourselves to the...

way
These days we tend to think of "roads" as smooth swaths of pavement, and judge them by how fast we can drive cars on them....

tongue
'The tongue,' as an organ, signifies doctrine, but as speech, or language, it signifies religion. 'Tongue' signifies perception of truth with respect to speech, and...

evil
'Wickedness' signifies evil, and 'iniquity' signifies falsities.

friend
In the Bible, there is a careful distinction between the word “brother” and the word “companion” or “friend.” That’s partly because the people of Israel...

neighbour
'The neighbor' is not only an individual person, but also people collectively, as a less or greater society, our country, the church, the Lord’s kingdom,...

honour
'Honor' signifies the good of love. 'To honor,' as mentioned in Isaiah 24:15, signifies worship and adoration. 'To honor thy father and thy mother,' as...

oath
'To sware' is a binding.

Put
'To put' has reference to order, arrangement, application, and influx.

money
'Silver,' in the internal sense of the Word, signifies truth, but also falsity. 'Silver' means the truth of faith, or the truth acquired from selfhood,...

give
Like other common verbs, the meaning of "give" in the Bible is affected by context: who is giving what to whom? In general, though, giving...

Resources for parents and teachers

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 Memory Verse: Tabernacle of the Lord
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 Prayers for Children: Tabernacle of the Lord
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 Prayers for Teens: Tabernacle of the Lord
Activity | Ages 15 - 17

 Ten Commandments in Our Hearts
Make a heart with a door that opens to see the Ten Commandments in a person's heart. 
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