Psalm 15:3
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New International Version
whose tongue utters no slander, who does no wrong to a neighbor, and casts no slur on others;

New Living Translation
Those who refuse to gossip or harm their neighbors or speak evil of their friends.

English Standard Version
who does not slander with his tongue and does no evil to his neighbor, nor takes up a reproach against his friend;

New American Standard Bible
He does not slander with his tongue, Nor does evil to his neighbor, Nor takes up a reproach against his friend;

King James Bible
He that backbiteth not with his tongue, nor doeth evil to his neighbour, nor taketh up a reproach against his neighbour.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
who does not slander with his tongue, who does not harm his friend or discredit his neighbor,

International Standard Version
The one who does not slander with his tongue, who does no evil to his neighbor, and who does not destroy his friend's reputation.

NET Bible
He does not slander, or do harm to others, or insult his neighbor.

New Heart English Bible
He who doesn't slander with his tongue, nor does evil to his friend, nor takes up a reproach against his fellow man;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he is not deceitful with his tongue, neither does evil to his neighbor and does not accept a bribe against his neighbor.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The one who does not slander with his tongue, do evil to a friend, or bring disgrace on his neighbor.

JPS Tanakh 1917
That hath no slander upon his tongue, Nor doeth evil to his fellow, Nor taketh up a reproach against his neighbour;

New American Standard 1977
He does not slander with his tongue,
            Nor does evil to his neighbor,
            Nor takes up a reproach against his friend;

Jubilee Bible 2000
He that does not backbite with his tongue nor do evil to his neighbour nor take up a reproach against his neighbour.

King James 2000 Bible
He that backbites not with his tongue, nor does evil to his neighbor, nor takes up a reproach against his neighbor.

American King James Version
He that backbites not with his tongue, nor does evil to his neighbor, nor takes up a reproach against his neighbor.

American Standard Version
He that slandereth not with his tongue, Nor doeth evil to his friend, Nor taketh up a reproach against his neighbor;

Douay-Rheims Bible
He that speaketh truth in his heart, who hath not used deceit in his tongue: Nor hath done evil to his neighbour: nor taken up a reproach against his neighbours.

Darby Bible Translation
[He that] slandereth not with his tongue, doeth not evil to his companion, nor taketh up a reproach against his neighbour;

English Revised Version
He that slandereth not with his tongue, nor doeth evil to his friend, nor taketh up a reproach against his neighbour.

Webster's Bible Translation
He that backbiteth not with his tongue, nor doeth evil to his neighbor, nor taketh up a reproach against his neighbor.

World English Bible
He who doesn't slander with his tongue, nor does evil to his friend, nor casts slurs against his fellow man;

Young's Literal Translation
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.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
15:1-5 The way to heaven, if we would be happy, we must be holy. We are encouraged to walk in that way. - Here is a very serious question concerning the character of a citizen of Zion. It is the happiness of glorified saints, that they dwell in the holy hill; they are at home there, they shall be for ever there. It concerns us to make it sure to ourselves that we have a place among them. A very plain and particular answer is here given. Those who desire to know their duty, will find the Scripture a very faithful director, and conscience a faithful monitor. A citizen of Zion is sincere in his religion. He is really what he professes to be, and endeavours to stand complete in all the will of God. He is just both to God and man; and, in speaking to both, speaks the truth in his heart. He scorns and abhors wrong and fraud; he cannot reckon that a good bargain, nor a saving one, which is made with a lie; and knows that he who wrongs his neighbour will prove, in the end, to have most injured himself. He is very careful to do hurt to no man. He speaks evil of no man, makes not others' faults the matter of his common talk; he makes the best of every body, and the worst of nobody. If an ill-natured story be told him, he will disprove it if he can; if not, it goes no further. He values men by their virtue and piety. Wicked people are vile people, worthless, and good for nothing; so the word signifies. He thinks the worse of no man's piety for his poverty and mean condition. He reckons that serious piety puts honour upon a man, more than wealth, or a great name. He honours such, desires their conversation and an interest in their prayers, is glad to show them respect, or do them a kindness. By this we may judge of ourselves in some measure. Even wise and good men may swear to their own hurt: but see how strong the obligation is, a man must rather suffer loss to himself and his family, than wrong his neighbour. He will not increase his estate by extortion, or by bribery. He will not, for any gain, or hope of it to himself, do any thing to hurt a righteous cause. Every true living member of the church, like the church itself, is built upon a Rock. He that doeth these things shall not be moved for ever. The grace of God shall always be sufficient for him. The union of these tempers and this conduct, can only spring from repentance for sin, faith in the Saviour, and love to him. In these respects let us examine and prove our own selves.
Study Bible
Who Shall Dwell on Your Holy Hill?
2He who walks with integrity, and works righteousness, And speaks truth in his heart. 3He does not slander with his tongue, Nor does evil to his neighbor, Nor takes up a reproach against his friend; 4In whose eyes a reprobate is despised, But who honors those who fear the LORD; He swears to his own hurt and does not change;…
Cross References
Exodus 23:1
"You shall not bear a false report; do not join your hand with a wicked man to be a malicious witness.

Leviticus 19:16
'You shall not go about as a slanderer among your people, and you are not to act against the life of your neighbor; I am the LORD.

Psalm 28:3
Do not drag me away with the wicked And with those who work iniquity, Who speak peace with their neighbors, While evil is in their hearts.

Psalm 50:20
"You sit and speak against your brother; You slander your own mother's son.

Jeremiah 9:4
"Let everyone be on guard against his neighbor, And do not trust any brother; Because every brother deals craftily, And every neighbor goes about as a slanderer.
Treasury of Scripture

He that backbites not with his tongue, nor does evil to his neighbor, nor takes up a reproach against his neighbor.

backbiteth

Psalm 101:5-8 Whoever privately slanders his neighbor, him will I cut off: him …

Exodus 23:1-33 You shall not raise a false report: put not your hand with the wicked …

Leviticus 19:16 You shall not go up and down as a talebearer among your people: neither …

Jeremiah 9:4-9 Take you heed every one of his neighbor, and trust you not in any …

Romans 1:30 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors …

Titus 3:2 To speak evil of no man, to be no brawlers, but gentle, showing all …

James 4:11 Speak not evil one of another, brothers. He that speaks evil of his …

1 Peter 2:1,2 Why laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and …

doeth

1 Samuel 24:11 Moreover, my father, see, yes, see the skirt of your robe in my hand: …

Isaiah 56:2 Blessed is the man that does this, and the son of man that lays hold …

Matthew 7:12 Therefore all things whatever you would that men should do to you, …

Romans 12:17 Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the …

Romans 13:10 Love works no ill to his neighbor: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.

3 John 1:11 Beloved, follow not that which is evil, but that which is good. He …

taketh up. or, receiveth or, endureth

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