Psalms 119:151

151 But you are near, O LORD, and all your commands are true.

Psalms 119:151 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 119:151

Thou [art] near, O Lord
This was the comfort of the psalmist, that though his enemies drew nigh with a mischievous design upon him, yet his God was also near, and nearer than they; he was near as to relation to him, being his God and Father; near as to union, the bond of which is his everlasting love, which can never be dissolved; near as to communion, which he admits all his people to at one time or another; so that they are said to be "a people near unto the Lord"; ( Psalms 148:14 ) ; and near as to his gracious presence, and the divine assistance he affords; he is a present help in time of need; he is nigh to all that call on him in truth, and in all things in which they do call upon him for, ( Psalms 145:18 ) ( Deuteronomy 4:7 ) ;

and all thy commandments [are] truth;
not only the precepts of the word of God, but his covenant, and the promises of it; the word which he has commanded to a thousand generations, ( Psalms 105:8 ) ; and even the whole word of God, doctrines and duties; see ( John 17:17 ) .

Psalms 119:151 In-Context

149 In your faithful love, O LORD, hear my cry; let me be revived by following your regulations.
150 Lawless people are coming to attack me; they live far from your instructions.
151 But you are near, O LORD, and all your commands are true.
152 I have known from my earliest days that your laws will last forever.
153 Look upon my suffering and rescue me, for I have not forgotten your instructions.