Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Psalm 15


Psalm 15:2-3, 3-4, 4-5

#108C Solemnties C Context (16th Sunday in Ordinary Time C)

#125B Solemnities B Context (22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time B)

R. (1a)One who does justice will live in the presence of the Lord.

Whoever walks blamelessly and does justice;
who thinks the truth in his heart
and slanders not with his tongue.
R. One who does justice will live in the presence of the Lord.

Who harms not his fellow man,
nor takes up a reproach against his neighbor;
by whom the reprobate is despised,
while he honors those who fear the LORD.
R. One who does justice will live in the presence of the Lord.

Who lends not his money at usury
and accepts no bribe against the innocent.
Whoever does these things
shall never be disturbed.
R. One who does justice will live in the presence of the Lord.
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Commentary on Ps 15:2-3, 3-4, 4-5

This selection records the response of the temple representative when asked what virtues are appropriate in the eyes of God. The response lauds the person who follows the “Law,” specifically the Hebrew laws that warn against slander or false accusations. In the second strophe, it honors the person who does no violence against another. And finally, in the last strophe, we are told that the person who does not charge interest on a loan (usury) is also uplifted.

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Psalm 15:2-3a, 3bc-4ab, 5

#449 Weekday Year II Context (Monday of the 25th Week in Ordinary Time)

#498 Weekday Year II Context (Tuesday of the 33rd Week in Ordinary Time)
R. (Rev. 3: 21) I will seat the victor beside me on my throne.

#604A Proper of Saints Context (St. Sharbel Makhlue, Jul 24)+

#739 Commons Context (Common of Holy Men and Women, 2.)

R. (1) The just one shall live on your holy mountain, O Lord.

He who walks blamelessly and does justice;
who thinks the truth in his heart
and slanders not with his tongue.
R. The just one shall live on your holy mountain, O Lord.

Who harms not his fellow man,
nor takes up a reproach against his neighbor;
By whom the reprobate is despised,
while he honors those who fear the Lord.
R. The just one shall live on your holy mountain, O Lord.

Who lends not his money at usury
and accepts no bribe against the innocent.
He who does these things
shall never be disturbed.
R. The just one shall live on your holy mountain, O Lord.
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Commentary on Ps 15:2-3a, 3bc-4ab, 5

Psalm 15 is a Jewish form of examination of conscience. These verses record the response of the Temple representative when asked what virtues are appropriate in the eyes of God.  The response lauds the person who follows the “Law,” specifically the Hebrew laws that warn against slander or false accusations. In the second strophe it honors the person who does no violence against another. And finally, in the last strophe, we are told that the person who does not charge interest on a loan (usury) is also uplifted.

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Psalm 15:2-3ab, 3cd-4ab, 5

#337 Weekday Year II Context (Wednesday of the 6th Week in Ordinary Time)

#372 Weekday Year I Context (Tuesday of the 12th Week in Ordinary Time)
R. (1b) He who does justice will live in the presence of the Lord.

#537 Proper of Saints Context (St. Casimir, Mar 4)

R. (l) The just one shall live on your holy mountain, O Lord.

He who walks blamelessly and does justice;
who thinks the truth in his heart
and slanders not with his tongue.
R. The just one shall live on your holy mountain, O Lord.

Who harms not his fellow man,
nor takes up a reproach against his neighbor;
By whom the reprobate is despised,
while he honors those who fear the LORD.
R. The just one shall live on your holy mountain, O Lord.

Who lends not his money at usury
and accepts no bribe against the innocent.
He who does these things
shall never be disturbed.
R. The just one shall live on your holy mountain, O Lord.
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Commentary on Ps 15:2-3ab, 3cd-4ab, 5

Psalm 15 is a didactic song instructing the faithful to follow God’s precepts and explaining that those who act in accord with the Law will receive God’s support and grace.

This selection records the response of the Temple representative when asked what virtues are appropriate in the eyes of God. The response lauds the person who follows the “Law,” specifically the Hebrew laws that warn against slander or false accusations. In the second strophe it honors the person who does no violence against another. And finally, in the last strophe, we are told that the person who does not charge interest on a loan (usury) is also uplifted.

CCC: Ps 15:3-7 579
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Psalm 15:2-3a, 3bc-4, 5

#32O-2 BVM Context (The Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother and Teacher in the Spirit)

R. (See 1b) The just shall live on your holy mountain, O Lord.

Whoever walks without blame,
doing what is right,
speaking truth from the heart;
who does not slander a neighbor.
R. The just shall live on your holy mountain, O Lord.

Who does no harm to another,
never defames a friend;
who disdains the wicked,
but honors those who fear the LORD.
R. The just shall live on your holy mountain, O Lord.

Who keeps an oath despite the cost,
lends no money at interest,
accepts no bribe against the innocent.
Whoever acts like this
shall never be shaken.
R. The just shall live on your holy mountain, O Lord.
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Commentary on Ps 15:2-3a, 3bc-4, 5

Psalm 15 is a didactic song instructing the faithful to follow God’s precepts and explaining that those who act in accord with the Law will receive God’s support and grace.

This selection records the response of the Temple representative when asked what virtues are appropriate in the eyes of God. The response lauds the person who follows the “Law,” specifically the Hebrew laws that warn against slander or false accusations. In the second strophe it honors the person who does no violence against another. And finally, in the last strophe, we are told that the person who does not charge interest on a loan (usury) is also uplifted.

CCC: Ps 15:3-7 579
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Fin
+ Added from the Sacramentary Supplement, provisional number assigned by SOW 

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