Who may worship in your sanctuary, LORD?
Who may enter your presence on your holy hill?
2 Those who lead blameless lives and do what is right,
speaking the truth from sincere hearts.
3 Those who refuse to gossip
or harm their neighbors
or speak evil of their friends.
4 Those who despise flagrant sinners,
and honor the faithful followers of the LORD,
and keep their promises even when it hurts.
5 Those who lend money without charging interest,
and who cannot be bribed to lie about the innocent.
Such people will stand firm forever.
One of the groups I'm a member of on FB is Save the Cowboy.
“Save the Cowboy is a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering personal and community growth through faith in God and the values of the working ranch cowboy.”
As a part of this ministry, there is this thing called the Simplified Cowboy Version of some of the Bible.
Here's how they handle Psalm 15...
(btw, when the say “Boss”, they are talking about God.)
Boss, who can throw a bedroll down by your fire?
Who can throw his horse in your corrals that sit on the most holy of mountains?
Whoever lives a life without blame,
does the right thing every time,
and who speaks without lies or deceit.
Those that do not talk about people behind their back,
or bring harm to another cowboy,
or even say something about their neighbor that can be taken as an insult.
Those that have nothing to do with anyone who knowingly lives in sin,
but who want to ride with those who follow the Lord.
They keep their word no matter what…
even when it is inconvenient to do so.
Those who lend money without interest
and lend a hand without expecting payback;
those who would never take a bribe to lie about an innocent person.
These cowboys will be unshakable.