Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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.

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 those who are far away from you will come to destruction: you will put an end to all those who have not kept faith with you. 28 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.


Cross References

James 4:8

Come near to God and he will come near to you. Make your hands clean, you evil-doers; put away deceit from your hearts, you false in mind.

Psalm 65:4

Happy is the man of your selection, to whom you give a resting-place in your house; we will be full of the good things out of your holy place.

Psalm 118:17

Life and not death will be my part, and I will give out the story of the works of the Lord.

Psalm 84:10

For a day in your house is better than a thousand. It is better to be a door-keeper in the house of my God, than to be living in the tents of sin.

Psalm 107:22

Let them make offerings of praise, giving news of his works with cries of joy.

Hebrews 10:19-22

So then, my brothers, being able to go into the holy place without fear, because of the blood of Jesus,

1 Peter 3:18

Because Christ once went through pain for sins, the upright one taking the place of sinners, so that through him we might come back to God; being put to death in the flesh, but given life in the Spirit;

Psalm 14:6

You have put to shame the thoughts of the poor, but the Lord is his support.

Psalm 40:5

O Lord my God, great are the wonders which you have done in your thought for us; it is not possible to put them out in order before you; when I would give an account of them, their number is greater than I may say.

Psalm 66:16

Come, give ear to me, all you God-fearing men, so that I may make clear to you what he has done for my soul.

Psalm 71:17

O God, you have been my teacher from the time when I was young; and I have been talking of your works of wonder even till now.

Psalm 71:24

My tongue will be talking of your righteousness all the day; for those whose purpose is to do me evil have been crushed and put to shame.

Psalm 116:7

Come back to your rest, O my soul; for the Lord has given you your reward.

Lamentations 3:25-26

The Lord is good to those who are waiting for him, to the soul which is looking for him.

Luke 15:17-20

But when he came to his senses, he said, What numbers of my father's servants have bread enough, and more, while I am near to death here through need of food!

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