and has no slander on his tongue, who does his neighbour no wrong and casts no slur on his fellow-man,
He does not slander with his tongue, Nor does evil to his neighbor, Nor takes up a reproach against his friend;
Those who refuse to slander others or harm their neighbors or speak evil of their friends.
"Don't hurt your friend, don't blame your neighbor;
Whose tongue is not false, who does no evil to his friend, and does not take away the good name of his neighbour;
who do not slander with their tongue, and do no evil to their friends, nor take up a reproach against their neighbors;
He who does not backbite with his tongue, Nor does evil to his neighbor, Nor does he take up a reproach against his friend;
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1 sn Hebrew literature often assumes and reflects the male-oriented perspective of ancient Israelite society. The principle of the psalm is certainly applicable to all people, regardless of their gender or age.
2 tn Heb “he does not slander upon his tongue.” For another example of רָגַל (ragal, “slander”) see 2 Sam 19:28.
3 tn Or “his fellow.”
4 tn Heb “and he does not lift up an insult against one who is near to him.”