Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
While he is near
Cry out and shout for joy, O citizens of Zion, for the Holy One of Israel acts mightily among you!"
I am bringing my deliverance near, it is not far away; I am bringing my salvation near, it does not wait. I will save Zion; I will adorn Israel with my splendor."
In fact, what other great nation has a god so near to them like the Lord our God whenever we call on him?
For the music director; according to the al-tashcheth style; a psalm of Asaph; a song. We give thanks to you, O God! We give thanks! You reveal your presence; people tell about your amazing deeds.
The Lord is near all who cry out to him, all who cry out to him sincerely.
He has made his people victorious, and given all his loyal followers reason to praise -- the Israelites, the people who are close to him. Praise the Lord!
He said to me, "Son of man, do you see what they are doing -- the great abominations that the people of Israel are practicing here, to drive me far from my sanctuary? But you will see greater abominations than these!"
For this reason I ask you not to lose heart because of what I am suffering for you, which is your glory.