1 A Psalm of David. Hashem, who shall sojourn in Thy tabernacle? Who shall dwell upon Thy holy mountain?
א מִזְמוֹר לְדָוִד יְהוָה מִי יָגוּר בְּאָהֳלֶךָ מִי יִשְׁכֹּן בְּהַר קָדְשֶׁךָ.
2 He that walketh uprightly, and worketh righteousness, and speaketh truth in his heart;
ho-LAYKH ta-MEEM u-fo-AYL TZE-dek v’-do-VAYR e-MET bil-va-VO
ב הוֹלֵךְ תָּמִים וּפֹעֵל צֶדֶק וְדֹבֵר אֱמֶת בִּלְבָבוֹ.
15:2 And speaketh truth in his heart
This verse teaches that those who do “what is right” and “speak the truth” will merit to dwell with the Lord. According to Rabbi David Kimchi, “speak the truth” implies that it is not enough to think or know the truth, but you must speak about it and spread it. Finding the truth in a world of misinformation is a constant challenge. Especially with regard to Israel, there is an abundance of misinformation that is spread. It is therefore important to learn effective tools for speaking up on Israel’s behalf and countering common adverse claims made against Israel. Spreading the truth about Israel will bring the world closer to peace and closer to God.
3 That hath no slander upon his tongue, nor doeth evil to his fellow, nor taketh up a reproach against his neighbour;
ג לֹא רָגַל עַל לְשֹׁנוֹ לֹא עָשָׂה לְרֵעֵהוּ רָעָה וְחֶרְפָּה לֹא נָשָׂא עַל קְרֹבוֹ.
4 In whose eyes a vile person is despised, but he honoureth them that fear Hashem; he that sweareth to his own hurt, and changeth not;
ד נִבְזֶה בְּעֵינָיו נִמְאָס וְאֶת יִרְאֵי יְהוָה יְכַבֵּד נִשְׁבַּע לְהָרַע וְלֹא יָמִר.
5 He that putteth not out his money on interest, nor taketh a bribe against the innocent. He that doeth these things shall never be moved.
ה כַּסְפּוֹ לֹא נָתַן בְּנֶשֶׁךְ וְשֹׁחַד עַל נָקִי לֹא לָקָח עֹשֵׂה אֵלֶּה לֹא יִמּוֹט לְעוֹלָם.