New International Version
But as for me, it is good to be near God. I have made the Sovereign LORD my refuge; I will tell of all your deeds.
King James 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.
Darby Bible 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.
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.
Young's 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!
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
It is good for me to draw near - We have already seen that those who are far off shall perish; therefore, it is ill for them. Those who draw near - who come in the true spirit of sacrifice, and with the only available offering, the Lord Jesus, shall be finally saved; therefore, it is good for them.
I have put my trust in the Lord God - I confide in Jehovah, my Prop and Stay. I have taken him for my portion.
That I may declare all thy works - That I may testify to all how good it is to draw nigh to God; and what a sufficient portion he is to the soul of man.
The Vulgate, Septuagint, Ethiopic, and Arabic, add, in the gates of the daughter of Sion. These words appear to make a better finish; but they are not acknowledged by any Hebrew MS.
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The LXX, Vulgate, Arabic, and Ethiopic, add in the gates of the daughter of Zion; which makes a better conclusion; but it is not acknowledged by any MS yet collated.
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let us draw near to God with a sincere heart and with the full assurance that faith brings, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water.
Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.
You evildoers frustrate the plans of the poor, but the LORD is their refuge.
Many, LORD my God, are the wonders you have done, the things you planned for us. None can compare with you; were I to speak and tell of your deeds, they would be too many to declare.
Blessed are those you choose and bring near to live in your courts! We are filled with the good things of your house, of your holy temple.
I have become a sign to many; you are my strong refuge.
Let them sacrifice thank offerings and tell of his works with songs of joy.
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