New American Standard Bible
The LORD is near to all who call upon Him, To all who call upon Him in truth.
King James Bible
The LORD is nigh unto all them that call upon him, to all that call upon him in truth.
Darby Bible Translation
Jehovah is nigh unto all that call upon him, unto all that call upon him in truth.
World English Bible
Yahweh is near to all those who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.
Young's Literal Translation
Near is Jehovah to all those calling Him, To all who call Him in truth.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The Lord is nigh unto all them that call upon him - There is a sense in which he is "nigh" to all, for he is everywhere present; but there is a special sense in which he seems to be near to us; in which he manifests himself to us; in which he gives us evidence of his presence. It is in prayer, in praise, in his ordinances - in his gracious interpositions in our behalf - in the peace and joy which we have in communion with him. Compare the notes at Psalm 34:18 : "The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart."
To all that call upon him in truth - In sincerity; not hypocritically; worshipping him as the true God, and with a sincere desire to obtain his favor. Compare the notes at John 4:24. We can have no hope that God will hear us unless we are sincere in our worship. He sees the heart, and he will act toward us as we are, and not as we profess to be.
"They shall speak of the glory of thy kingdom, and talk of thy power."--Psalm 145:11. YOU HAVE only to look at the preceding verse, and you will discover, in a single moment, who are the people here spoken of who shall speak of the glory of God's kingdom, and talk of his power. They are the saints: "All thy works shall praise thee, O Lord; and thy saints shall bless thee. They shall speak of the glory of thy kingdom, and talk of thy power." A saint will often be discovered by his conversation. He …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 46: 1900
Exhortations to those who are Called
The Mercy of God
"God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth."
"For what great nation is there that has a god so near to it as is the LORD our God whenever we call on Him?
The LORD is near to the brokenhearted And saves those who are crushed in spirit.
For the choir director. A Psalm of the sons of Korah, set to Alamoth. A Song. God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble.
For the choir director; set to Al-tashheth. A Psalm of Asaph, a Song. We give thanks to You, O God, we give thanks, For Your name is near; Men declare Your wondrous works.
You are near, O LORD, And all Your commandments are truth.
The LORD is far from the wicked, But He hears the prayer of the righteous.
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