Parallel Verses

Amplified


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.

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 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 thy works.

Holman 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. An instruction of Asaph

A Conservative Version

But it is good for me to draw near to God. I have made lord LORD my refuge, that I may tell of all thy 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.

Bible in Basic English

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.

Darby 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.

Julia Smith Translation

And I drawing near to God, it is good for me: I put in the Lord Jehovah my refuge, to recount all thy works.

King James 2000

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.

Lexham Expanded Bible

But as for me, the approach to God [is] for my good. I have set the Lord Yahweh [as] my refuge, in order to tell all your works.

Modern King James verseion

And I, it is good for me to draw near to God; I have put my trust in Jehovah God, to declare all Your works.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

But it is good for me to hold me fast by God, to put my trust in the LORD God, and to speak of all thy works in the gates of the daughter of Zion.

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 GOD my refuge, that I may tell of all your works.

The Emphasized Bible

But, as for me, the drawing near of God, is my blessedness, - I have made, of My Lord Yahweh, my refuge, - That I may recount all thy works.

Webster

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.

Youngs 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!

References

Easton

Prayers for Psalm 73:28

Context Readings

God's Ways Vindicated

27
For behold, those who are far from You will perish;
You have destroyed all those who are unfaithful and have abandoned You.
28 
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.


Cross References

James 4:8

Come close to God [with a contrite heart] and He will come close to you. Wash your hands, you sinners; and purify your [unfaithful] hearts, you double-minded [people].

Psalm 65:4


Blessed is the one whom You choose and bring near
To dwell in Your courts.
We will be filled with the goodness of Your house,
Your holy temple.

Psalm 118:17


I will not die, but live,
And declare the works and recount the illustrious acts of the Lord.

Psalm 84:10


For a day in Your courts is better than a thousand [anywhere else];
I would rather stand [as a doorkeeper] at the threshold of the house of my God
Than to live [at ease] in the tents of wickedness.

Psalm 107:22


And let them offer the sacrifices of thanksgiving,
And speak of His deeds with shouts of joy!

Hebrews 10:19-22

Therefore, believers, since we have confidence and full freedom to enter the Holy Place [the place where God dwells] by [means of] the blood of Jesus,

1 Peter 3:18

For indeed Christ died for sins once for all, the Just and Righteous for the unjust and unrighteous [the Innocent for the guilty] so that He might bring us to God, having been put to death in the flesh, but made alive in the Spirit;

Psalm 14:6


You [evildoers] shamefully plan against the poor,
But the Lord is his safe refuge.

Psalm 40:5


Many, O Lord my God, are the wonderful works which You have done,
And Your thoughts toward us;
There is none to compare with You.
If I would declare and speak of your wonders,
They would be too many to count.

Psalm 66:16


Come and hear, all who fear God [and worship Him with awe-inspired reverence and obedience],
And I will tell what He has done for me.

Psalm 71:17


O God, You have taught me from my youth,
And I still declare Your wondrous works and miraculous deeds.

Psalm 71:24


My tongue also will speak of Your righteousness all day long;
For they are ashamed, for they are humiliated who seek my injury.

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 those who wait [confidently] for Him,
To those who seek Him [on the authority of God’s word].

Luke 15:17-20

But when he [finally] came to his senses, he said, ‘How many of my father’s hired men have more than enough food, while I am dying here of hunger!

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