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Psalms 15:2 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— He that walketh uprightly, and worketh righteousness, And speaketh truth in his heart;
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— He that walketh uprightly, and worketh righteousness, and speaketh the truth in his heart.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— He who walks with integrity, and works righteousness, And speaks truth in his heart.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— He that walketh uprightly, and worketh righteousness, and speaketh the truth in his heart.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— He that walketh uprightly, and worketh righteousness, and speaketh the truth from his heart.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— He that walketh without blame, and doeth what is right, and speaketh truth with his heart;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— He who is walking uprightly, And working righteousness, And speaking truth in his heart.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— He that walketh without blemish, and worketh justice:
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Hee that walketh vprightly, and worketh righteousnesse, and speaketh the trueth in his heart.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— He that walks blameless, and works righteousness, who speaks truth in his heart.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— He that walketh uprightly, and worketh righteousness, and speaketh the truth in his heart.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
He that walketh 1980
{1980} Prime
Akin to H3212; a primitive root; to walk (in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively).
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
uprightly, 8549
{8549} Prime
From H8552; entire (literally, figuratively or morally); also (as noun) integrity, truth.
and worketh 6466
{6466} Prime
A primitive root; to do or make (systematically and habitually), especially to practise.
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
righteousness, 6664
{6664} Prime
From H6663; the right (natural, moral or legal); also (abstractly) equity or (figuratively) prosperity.
and speaketh 1696
{1696} Prime
A primitive root; perhaps properly to arrange; but used figuratively (of words) to speak; rarely (in a destructive sense) to subdue.
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
the truth 571
{0571} Prime
Contracted from H0539; stability; figuratively certainty, truth, trustworthiness.
in his heart. 3824
{3824} Prime
From H3823; the heart (as the most interior organ); used also like H3820.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Psalms 15:2

_ _ walketh — (Compare Psalms 1:1).

_ _ uprightly — in a complete manner, as to all parts of conduct (Genesis 17:1), not as to degree.

_ _ worketh — or, “does.”

_ _ righteousness — what is right.

_ _ in his heart — sincerely (Proverbs 23:7).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 15:1-5.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Psalms 15:2

Uprightly — Loving, and serving God, and loving his neighbour not in word only, but in truth; and this constantly. Worketh — Makes it his business to do justly, to give to every one his due, first to God, and then to men. Speaketh — His words and professions to God and men, agree with the thoughts and purposes of his heart.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Psalms 15:2

He that (a) walketh uprightly, and worketh righteousness, and speaketh the truth in his heart.

(a) He shows that we cannot call on God unless we trust in him.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Psalms 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 layeth up sound wisdom for the righteous: [he is] a buckler to them that walk uprightly. ... He keepeth the paths of judgment, and preserveth the way of his saints.
Proverbs 28:18 Whoso walketh uprightly shall be saved: but [he that is] perverse [in his] ways shall fall at once.
Isaiah 33:15 He that walketh righteously, and speaketh uprightly; he that despiseth the gain of oppressions, that shaketh his hands from holding of bribes, that stoppeth his ears from hearing of blood, and shutteth his eyes from seeing evil;
Micah 2:7 O [thou that art] named the house of Jacob, is the spirit of the LORD straitened? [are] these his doings? do not my words do good to him that walketh uprightly?
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 unto Peter before [them] all, If thou, being a Jew, livest after the manner of Gentiles, and not as do the Jews, why compellest thou the Gentiles to live as do the Jews?
1 John 2:6 He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked.


Acts 10:35 But in every nation he that feareth him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with him.
Romans 2:10 But glory, honour, and peace, to every man that worketh good, to the Jew first, and also to the Gentile:
Ephesians 2:10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.
Hebrews 11:33 Who through faith subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions,
1 John 2:29 If ye know that he is righteous, ye know that every one that doeth righteousness is born of him.
1 John 3:7 Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth 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, and may enter in through the gates into the city. ... For without [are] dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.


Psalms 34:12-13 What man [is he that] desireth life, [and] loveth [many] days, that he may see good? ... Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips from speaking guile.
Isaiah 63:8 For he said, Surely they [are] my people, children [that] will not lie: so he was their Saviour.
Zechariah 8:16-17 These [are] the things that ye shall do; Speak ye every man the truth to his neighbour; execute the judgment of truth and peace in your gates: ... And let none of you imagine evil in your hearts against his neighbour; and love no false oath: for all these [are things] that I hate, saith the LORD.
Ephesians 4:25 Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour: for we are members one of another.
Colossians 3:9 Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds;
Revelation 21:8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.
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Ps 34:12; 84:11. Pv 2:7; 28:18. Is 33:15; 63:8. Mi 2:7. Zc 8:16. Lk 1:6. Ac 10:35. Ro 2:10. Ga 2:14. Ep 2:10; 4:25. Col 3:9. He 11:33. 1Jn 2:6, 29; 3:7. Rv 21:8; 22:14.

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