Psalm 73:28
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New International Version
But as for me, it is good to be near God. I have made the Sovereign LORD my refuge; I will tell of all your deeds.

New Living Translation
But as for me, how good it is to be near God! I have made the Sovereign LORD my shelter, and I will tell everyone about the wonderful things you do.

English Standard Version
But for me it is good to be near God; I have made the Lord GOD my refuge, that I may tell of all your works.

New American Standard Bible
But as for me, the nearness of God is my good; I have made the Lord GOD my refuge, That I may tell of all Your works.

King James Bible
But it is good for me to draw near to God: I have put my trust in the Lord GOD, that I may declare all thy works.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But as for me, God's presence is my good. I have made the Lord GOD my refuge, so I can tell about all You do.

International Standard Version
As for me, how good for me it is that God is near! I have made the Lord GOD my refuge so I can tell about all your deeds.

NET Bible
But as for me, God's presence is all I need. I have made the sovereign LORD my shelter, as I declare all the things you have done.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
I have desired to draw near to God; your Name is good to me, Lord Jehovah, my trust, that I may tell all your wonders.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Being united with God is my highest good. I have made the Almighty LORD my refuge so that I may report everything that he has done.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But as for me, to draw near to God is good; I have put my hope in the Lord GOD, that I may declare all thy works.

King James 2000 Bible
But it is good for me to draw near to God: I have put my trust in the Lord GOD, that I may declare all your works.

American King James Version
But it is good for me to draw near to God: I have put my trust in the Lord GOD, that I may declare all your works.

American Standard Version
But it is good for me to draw near unto God: I have made the Lord Jehovah my refuge, That I may tell of all thy works.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But it is good for me to adhere to my God, to put my hope in the Lord God: That I may declare all thy praises, in the gates of the daughter of Sion.

Darby Bible Translation
But as for me, it is good for me to draw near to God: I have put my trust in the Lord Jehovah, that I may declare all thy works.

English Revised Version
But it is good for me to draw near unto God: I have made the Lord GOD my refuge, that I may tell of all thy works.

Webster's Bible Translation
But it is good for me to draw near to God: I have put my trust in the Lord GOD, that I may declare all thy works.

World English Bible
But it is good for me to come close to God. I have made the Lord Yahweh my refuge, that I may tell of all your works. A contemplation by Asaph.

Young's Literal Translation
And I -- nearness of God to me is good, I have placed in the Lord Jehovah my refuge, To recount all Thy works!
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

73:21-28 God would not suffer his people to be tempted, if his grace were not sufficient, not only to save them from harm, but to make them gainers by it. This temptation, the working of envy and discontent, is very painful. In reflecting upon it, the psalmist owns it was his folly and ignorance thus to vex himself. If good men, at any time, through the surprise and strength of temptation, think, or speak, or act amiss, they will reflect upon it with sorrow and shame. We must ascribe our safety in temptation, and our victory, not to our own wisdom, but to the gracious presence of God with us, and Christ's intercession for us. All who commit themselves to God, shall be guided with the counsel both of his word and of his Spirit, the best counsellors here, and shall be received to his glory in another world; the believing hopes and prospects of which will reconcile us to all dark providences. And the psalmist was hereby quickened to cleave the closer to God. Heaven itself could not make us happy without the presence and love of our God. The world and all its glory vanishes. The body will fail by sickness, age, and death; when the flesh fails, the conduct, courage, and comfort fail. But Christ Jesus, our Lord, offers to be all in all to every poor sinner, who renounces all other portions and confidences. By sin we are all far from God. And a profession Christ, if we go on in sin, will increase our condemnation. May we draw near, and keep near, to our God, by faith and prayer, and find it good to do so. Those that with an upright heart put their trust in God, shall never want matter for thanksgiving to him. Blessed Lord, who hast so graciously promised to become our portion in the next world, prevent us from choosing any other in this.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 28. - But it is good for me to draw near to God; or, "but as for me, nearness to God is my good" (Kay). Compare the well known hymn -

"Nearer, my God, to thee,
Nearer to thee;
Even though it be a cross
That raiseth me;
Still all my song shall be,
Nearer, my God, to thee,
Nearer to thee."
I have put my trust in the Lord God; literally, in the Lord Jehovah (Adonai Jehovah) - an unusual combination. That I may declare all thy works. With the intention of ever hereafter declaring and magnifying all thy works.





Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

But it is good for me to draw near to God,.... In prayer, and other acts of religious worship; to attend the word and ordinances in the sanctuary, where the psalmist had lately been delivered out of a sore temptation, and so had a recent experience, which was fresh in his mind, of the advantages of such exercises; for it is both an honourable good, what is becoming and commendable, and a pleasant good, what yields delight and satisfaction, and a profitable good, to draw nigh to God by Christ, the new and living way, assisted by the Holy Spirit; which, when done aright, is with faith, sincerity, reverence, and a holy boldness:

I have put my trust in the Lord God; as the rock of his refuge and salvation, as his portion and inheritance:

that I may declare all thy works; of providence and grace, by proclaiming the wisdom, power, goodness, and faithfulness of God in them; by giving him the glory of them, and by expressing thankfulness for them, both by words and deeds.



Psalm 73:28 Additional Commentaries
Context
Surely God is Good to Israel
27For, behold, those who are far from You will perish; You have destroyed all those who are unfaithful to You. 28But as for me, the nearness of God is my good; I have made the Lord GOD my refuge, That I may tell of all Your works.
Cross References
Hebrews 10:22
let us draw near to God with a sincere heart and with the full assurance that faith brings, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water.

James 4:8
Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.

Psalm 14:6
You evildoers frustrate the plans of the poor, but the LORD is their refuge.

Psalm 40:5
Many, LORD my God, are the wonders you have done, the things you planned for us. None can compare with you; were I to speak and tell of your deeds, they would be too many to declare.

Psalm 65:4
Blessed are those you choose and bring near to live in your courts! We are filled with the good things of your house, of your holy temple.

Psalm 71:7
I have become a sign to many; you are my strong refuge.

Psalm 107:22
Let them sacrifice thank offerings and tell of his works with songs of joy.

Psalm 118:17
I will not die but live, and will proclaim what the LORD has done.

Zephaniah 3:2
She obeys no one, she accepts no correction. She does not trust in the LORD, she does not draw near to her God.
Treasury of Scripture

But it is good for me to draw near to God: I have put my trust in the Lord GOD, that I may declare all your works.

but

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Psalm 84:10 For a day in your courts is better than a thousand. I had rather …

Psalm 116:7 Return to your rest, O my soul; for the LORD has dealt bountifully with you.

Lamentations 3:25,26 The LORD is good to them that wait for him, to the soul that seeks him…

Luke 15:17-20 And when he came to himself, he said, How many hired servants of …

Hebrews 10:19-22 Having therefore, brothers, boldness to enter into the holiest by …

James 4:8 Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, …

1 Peter 3:18 For Christ also has once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, …

that I may

Psalm 66:16 Come and hear, all you that fear God, and I will declare what he …

Psalm 71:17,24 O God, you have taught me from my youth: and till now have I declared …

Psalm 107:22 And let them sacrifice the sacrifices of thanksgiving, and declare …

Psalm 118:17 I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the LORD.

The LXX, Vulgate, Arabic, and Ethiopic, add in the gates of the daughter of Zion; which makes a better conclusion; but it is not acknowledged by any MS yet collated.

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