Psalm 73:28
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.

Berean Study Bible
But as for me, it is good to draw near to God. I have made the Lord GOD my refuge, that I may proclaim 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.

New 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.

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

NASB 1995
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.

NASB 1977
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 Thy works.

Amplified Bible
But as for me, it is good for me to draw near to God; I have made the Lord GOD my refuge and placed my trust in Him, That I may tell of all Your works.

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.

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.

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.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English


Brenton Septuagint Translation
But it is good for me to cleave close to God, to put my trust in the Lord; that I may proclaim all thy praises in the gates of the daughter of Sion.

Contemporary English Version
It is good for me to be near you. I choose you as my protector, and I will tell about your wonderful deeds.

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.

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.

Good News Translation
But as for me, how wonderful to be near God, to find protection with the Sovereign LORD and to proclaim all that he has done!

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.

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.

JPS Tanakh 1917
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 Thy works.

Literal Standard Version
And [the] nearness of God to me [is] good, I have placed my refuge in Lord YHWH, To recount all Your works!

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.

New Heart English Bible
But it is good for me to come close to God. I have made the LORD my refuge, that I may tell of all your works in the gates of the daughter of Zion.

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!

Additional Translations ...
Context
Endow the King with Your Justice
27Those far from You will surely perish; You destroy all who are unfaithful to You. 28But as for me, it is good to draw near to God. I have made the Lord GOD my refuge, that I may proclaim all Your works.

Cross References
Hebrews 10:22
let us draw near with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.

James 4:8
Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.

Psalm 14:6
You sinners frustrate the plans of the oppressed, yet the LORD is their shelter.

Psalm 40:5
Many, O LORD my God, are the wonders You have done, and the plans You have for us--none can compare to You--if I proclaim and declare them, they are more than I can count.

Psalm 65:4
Blessed is the one You choose and bring near to dwell in Your courts! We are filled with the goodness of Your house, the holiness of Your temple.

Psalm 71:7
I have become a portent to many, but You are my strong refuge.

Psalm 107:22
Let them offer sacrifices of thanksgiving and declare His works with rejoicing.


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

Psalm 65:4
Blessed is the man whom thou choosest, and causest to approach unto thee, that he may dwell in thy courts: we shall be satisfied with the goodness of thy house, even of thy holy temple.

Psalm 84:10
For a day in thy courts is better than a thousand. I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God, than to dwell in the tents of wickedness.

Psalm 116:7
Return unto thy rest, O my soul; for the LORD hath dealt bountifully with thee.

that I may

Psalm 66:16
Come and hear, all ye that fear God, and I will declare what he hath done for my soul.

Psalm 71:17,24
O God, thou hast taught me from my youth: and hitherto have I declared thy wondrous works…

Psalm 107:22
And let them sacrifice the sacrifices of thanksgiving, and declare his works with rejoicing.









(28) Works.--Not God's doings, but works prescribed to the psalmist, messages entrusted to him; no doubt here the conclusions he had come to, or the truths that had been revealed to him, in contrast with the false opinions from which he had been freed.

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.



Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
But as for me,
וַאֲנִ֤י ׀ (wa·’ă·nî)
Conjunctive waw | Pronoun - first person common singular
Strong's 589: I

[it is] good
ט֥וֹב (ṭō·wḇ)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 2896: Pleasant, agreeable, good

to draw near
קִֽרֲבַ֥ת (qi·ră·ḇaṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 7132: An approach

to God.
אֱלֹהִ֗ים (’ĕ·lō·hîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

I have made
שַׁתִּ֤י ׀ (šat·tî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's 7896: To put, set

the Lord
בַּאדֹנָ֣י (ba·ḏō·nāy)
Preposition-b | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 136: The Lord

GOD
יְהֹוִ֣ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3069: YHWH

my refuge,
מַחְסִ֑י (maḥ·sî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 4268: Refuge, shelter

that I may proclaim
לְ֝סַפֵּ֗ר (lə·sap·pêr)
Preposition-l | Verb - Piel - Infinitive construct
Strong's 5608: To count, recount, relate

all
כָּל־ (kāl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

Your works.
מַלְאֲכוֹתֶֽיךָ׃ (mal·’ă·ḵō·w·ṯe·ḵā)
Noun - feminine plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 4399: Deputyship, ministry, employment, work, property


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