New American Standard Bible
You are near, O LORD, And all Your commandments are truth.
King James Bible
Thou art near, O LORD; and all thy commandments are truth.
Darby Bible Translation
Thou, Jehovah, art near, and all thy commandments are truth.
World English Bible
You are near, Yahweh. All your commandments are truth.
Young's Literal Translation
Near art Thou, O Jehovah, And all Thy commands are truth.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Thou art near, O Lord - God was present with him; he was ready to hear his cry; he was at hand to save him. Compare Psalm 145:18. The psalmist had the assurance, springing from deep feeling, and the conscious presence of God, which the people of God often have, that God is very near to them; that he is ready to hear them; that their prayers are answered; that they are in the presence of a heavenly Friend. Such are among the precious experiences of the life of a religious man.
And all thy commandments are truth - All that thou hast ordained; all that thou hast promised. The psalmist felt this. He was experiencing the truth of what God had assured him of. Not a doubt came into his mind - for God was near him. This conviction that God is "near" us - this manifestation of God to the soul as a present God - is one of the most certain assurances to our own minds of the truth of religion, and of our acceptance with him.
LibraryA Cleansed Way
Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed thereto according to Thy word.'--PSALM cxix. 9. There are many questions about the future with which it is natural for you young people to occupy yourselves; but I am afraid that the most of you ask more anxiously 'How shall I make my way?' than 'How shall I cleanse it?' It is needful carefully to ponder the questions: 'How shall I get on in the world--be happy, fortunate?' and the like, and I suppose that that is the consideration …
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The LORD is near to the brokenhearted And saves those who are crushed in spirit.
Your righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, And Your law is truth.
Those who follow after wickedness draw near; They are far from Your law.
The LORD is near to all who call upon Him, To all who call upon Him in truth.
He who vindicates Me is near; Who will contend with Me? Let us stand up to each other; Who has a case against Me? Let him draw near to Me.
"Yet they seek Me day by day and delight to know My ways, As a nation that has done righteousness And has not forsaken the ordinance of their God. They ask Me for just decisions, They delight in the nearness of God.
"True instruction was in his mouth and unrighteousness was not found on his lips; he walked with Me in peace and uprightness, and he turned many back from iniquity.
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