Psalms 73:28

28 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.

Psalms 73:28 in Other Translations

KJV
28 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.
ESV
28 But for me it is good to be near God; I have made the Lord GOD my refuge, that I may tell of all your works.
NLT
28 But as for me, how good it is to be near God! I have made the Sovereign LORD my shelter, and I will tell everyone about the wonderful things you do.
MSG
28 But I'm in the very presence of God - oh, how refreshing it is! I've made Lord God my home. God, I'm telling the world what you do!
CSB
28 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.

Psalms 73:28 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 73:28

But it is good for me to draw near to God
In prayer, and other acts of religious worship; to attend the word and ordinances in the sanctuary, where the psalmist had lately been delivered out of a sore temptation, and so had a recent experience, which was fresh in his mind, of the advantages of such exercises; for it is both an honourable good, what is becoming and commendable, and a pleasant good, what yields delight and satisfaction, and a profitable good, to draw nigh to God by Christ, the new and living way, assisted by the Holy Spirit; which, when done aright, is with faith, sincerity, reverence, and a holy boldness:

I have put my trust in the Lord God;
as the rock of his refuge and salvation, as his portion and inheritance:

that I may declare all thy works;
of providence and grace, by proclaiming the wisdom, power, goodness, and faithfulness of God in them; by giving him the glory of them, and by expressing thankfulness for them, both by words and deeds.

Psalms 73:28 In-Context

26 My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.
27 Those who are far from you will perish; you destroy all who are unfaithful to you.
28 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.

Cross References 3

  • 1. Zephaniah 3:2; Hebrews 10:22; James 4:8
  • 2. Psalms 9:9
  • 3. Psalms 26:7; Psalms 40:5