Psalm 73:28 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

Psalm 73:28, NIV: "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."

Psalm 73:28, ESV: "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."

Psalm 73:28, KJV: "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."

Psalm 73:28, NASB: "But as for me, the nearness of God is good for me; I have made the Lord GOD my refuge, So that I may tell of all Your works."

Psalm 73:28, NLT: "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."

Psalm 73:28, CSB: "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."

What does Psalm 73:28 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

In this final verse of Psalm 73, Asaph counts his blessings. By contrast with the condition of the wicked who are far from God, Asaph knows it is good for him to be near God. He acknowledges that God is his fortress. He trusts in the Lord for safety, and he vows to proclaim all of God's works.

No doubt when Asaph left the temple, where he received God's answer to the issue of the prosperity of the wicked (Psalm 73:2–3, 15–18), he told others what he had learned. Believers today do not know everything, nor can we solve every problem that mankind faces, but we know the One who knows everything and can solve every problem (Isaiah 55:8–9). However, it is our privilege to tell others about Him and introduce them to Him (Matthew 28:19–20). Before the disciples declared God's wonderful works at Pentecost, they devoted themselves to prayer (Acts 1:14). Like Asaph and the disciples, we can prepare to carry out this task by first drawing near to God.