Psalms 73:28

“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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

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.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

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. Psalm 74 Maschil of Asaph.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But it is good for me to come near to God: I have put my faith in the Lord God, so that I may make clear all his works.
- Basic English Bible

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.
- Darby 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.
- Webster's 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.
- World English Bible

And I -- nearness of God to me [is] good, I have placed in the Lord Jehovah my refuge, To recount all Thy works!
- Youngs Literal 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 Thy works.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Psalms 73

  • A disciple
    "But as for me, my feet were almost gone; my steps had well nigh slipped. For I was envious at the foolish, when I saw the prosperity of the wicked." This Psalm of Asaph is a great instruction for everyone who is feeling overwhelmed by the difficulty of the way, by their personal struggles and afflictions and griefs. The Lord will one day make us know all things, and why we had to suffer so much.
  • Lu2677
    Psalms 73:25 "Whom have I in heaven but thee? and there is none upon the earth, that I desire beside thee." 28"But it is good for me to draw near to God: I have put my trust in the Lord GOD, that I might declare all thy works." Amen. V.18"Surely didst thou set them in slippery places,thou cast them down into destruction."
  • A disciple
    "Thus my heart was grieved, and I was pricked in my reins." The commandment of God in its fullness and perfection, is that we take a course in life to maintain and cultivate a good and tender conscience; just as we strive WITH (not against!) the Holy Spirit which Jesus has given into our hearts, against the selfish and cowardly and corrupting influences of unlawful fleshly desires, and thinking.
  • A disciple
    "When I thought to know this, it was too painful for me; until I went into the sanctuary of God; then understood I their end." This wisdom and insight into some of the common hazards and snares put along our way, is very valuable when we might be put to the test about the difficulties we are set to encounter. We all know that murmuring is sin; but here we can understand its root and evil workings.
  • BSP
    Verse 28 shows that it is good for us to draw near to God. We can only experience the benefits of drawing close to Jehovah God if we put forth the effort.
  • Tomp Yeahbut
    It's like Lazarus and the rich man, they get theirs here and now, ours must be delayed gratification which is hard to take at times.

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