Psalm 31:19 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

Psalm 31:19, NIV: How abundant are the good things that you have stored up for those who fear you, that you bestow in the sight of all, on those who take refuge in you.

Psalm 31:19, ESV: Oh, how abundant is your goodness, which you have stored up for those who fear you and worked for those who take refuge in you, in the sight of the children of mankind!

Psalm 31:19, KJV: Oh how great is thy goodness, which thou hast laid up for them that fear thee; which thou hast wrought for them that trust in thee before the sons of men!

Psalm 31:19, NASB: How great is Your goodness, Which You have stored up for those who fear You, Which You have performed for those who take refuge in You, Before the sons of mankind!

Psalm 31:19, NLT: How great is the goodness you have stored up for those who fear you. You lavish it on those who come to you for protection, blessing them before the watching world.

Psalm 31:19, CSB: How great is your goodness, which you have stored up for those who fear you. In the presence of everyone you have acted for those who take refuge in you.

What does Psalm 31:19 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

David praises the Lord's lavish goodness. He does not place a measure on God's goodness, because it is immeasurable. It extends far beyond our need. His goodness abounds in times of trial as well as in times of plenty. Paul writes in Romans 5:17 about the abundance of grace. He also states, "Where sin increased, grace abounded all the more" (Romans 5:20).

According to David, God's goodness is not merely plentiful, it is also always stockpiled and ready. This goodness, David says, is there for those who reverence God. The believer does not have to worry that the Lord's goodness will suddenly run out. Those who reverence Him also trust in Him for protection. David views the Lord's goodness as available "for those who take refuge in" the Lord. Nahum 1:7 affirms, "The LORD is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble; he knows those who take refuge in him."