New Living Translation
But you are near, O LORD, and all your commands are true.
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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LibraryInward Witness to the Truth of the Gospel.
"I have more understanding than my teachers, for Thy testimonies are my study; I am wiser than the aged, because I keep Thy commandments."--Psalm cxix. 99, 100. In these words the Psalmist declares, that in consequence of having obeyed God's commandments he had obtained more wisdom and understanding than those who had first enlightened his ignorance, and were once more enlightened than he. As if he said, "When I was a child, I was instructed in religious knowledge by kind and pious friends, who …
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The LORD is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those whose spirits are crushed.
Your justice is eternal, and your instructions are perfectly true.
Lawless people are coming to attack me; they live far from your instructions.
The LORD is close to all who call on him, yes, to all who call on him in truth.
He who gives me justice is near. Who will dare to bring charges against me now? Where are my accusers? Let them appear!
Yet they act so pious! They come to the Temple every day and seem delighted to learn all about me. They act like a righteous nation that would never abandon the laws of its God. They ask me to take action on their behalf, pretending they want to be near me.
They passed on to the people the truth of the instructions they received from me. They did not lie or cheat; they walked with me, living good and righteous lives, and they turned many from lives of sin.
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