Add parallel Print Page Options

Psalm 23

The Divine Shepherd

A Psalm of David.

The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.
    He makes me lie down in green pastures;
he leads me beside still waters;[a]
    he restores my soul.[b]
He leads me in right paths[c]
    for his name’s sake.

Even though I walk through the darkest valley,[d]
    I fear no evil;
for you are with me;
    your rod and your staff—
    they comfort me.

You prepare a table before me
    in the presence of my enemies;
you anoint my head with oil;
    my cup overflows.
Surely[e] goodness and mercy[f] shall follow me
    all the days of my life,
and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord
    my whole life long.[g]

Footnotes

  1. Psalm 23:2 Heb waters of rest
  2. Psalm 23:3 Or life
  3. Psalm 23:3 Or paths of righteousness
  4. Psalm 23:4 Or the valley of the shadow of death
  5. Psalm 23:6 Or Only
  6. Psalm 23:6 Or kindness
  7. Psalm 23:6 Heb for length of days

Bible Gateway Recommends

NRSV Wesley Study Bible - Bonded Leather Charcoal
NRSV Wesley Study Bible - Bonded Leather Charcoal
Retail: $59.99
Our Price: $41.99
Save: $18.00 (30%)
4.5 of 5.0 stars
NRSV Student Bible, Revised & Expanded Hardcover
NRSV Student Bible, Revised & Expanded Hardcover
Retail: $32.99
Our Price: $17.49
Save: $15.50 (47%)
3.5 of 5.0 stars
NRSV Pew Bible with Apocrypha, Hardcover, Brown
NRSV Pew Bible with Apocrypha, Hardcover, Brown
Retail: $17.95
Our Price: $11.99
Save: $5.96 (33%)
5.0 of 5.0 stars