The Lord Is My Shepherd

A Psalm of David.

23 The Lord is my (A)shepherd; I shall not (B)want.
    He makes me lie down in green (C)pastures.
He leads me beside still waters.[a]
    He (D)restores my soul.
He (E)leads me in (F)paths of righteousness[b]
    for his (G)name's sake.

Even though I (H)walk through the valley of (I)the shadow of death,[c]
    I will (J)fear no evil,
for (K)you are with me;
    your (L)rod and your staff,
    they comfort me.

You (M)prepare a table before me
    in (N)the presence of my enemies;
you (O)anoint my head with oil;
    my (P)cup overflows.
Surely[d] goodness and mercy[e] shall follow me
    all the days of my life,
and I shall (Q)dwell[f] in the house of the Lord
    (R)forever.[g]

The King of Glory

A Psalm of David.

24 (S)The earth is the Lord's and the fullness thereof,[h]
    the world and those who dwell therein,
for he has (T)founded it upon (U)the seas
    and established it upon the rivers.

(V)Who shall ascend the hill of the Lord?
    And who shall stand in his (W)holy place?
(X)He who has (Y)clean hands and (Z)a pure heart,
    who does not (AA)lift up his soul to (AB)what is false
    and does not swear deceitfully.
He will receive (AC)blessing from the Lord
    and (AD)righteousness from (AE)the God of his salvation.
Such is (AF)the generation of those who seek him,
    who (AG)seek the face of the God of Jacob.[i] Selah

(AH)Lift up your heads, O gates!
    And be lifted up, O ancient doors,
    that (AI)the King of glory may come in.
Who is this King of glory?
    The Lord, strong and mighty,
    the Lord, (AJ)mighty in battle!
Lift up your heads, O gates!
    And lift them up, O ancient doors,
    that the King of glory may come in.
10 Who is this King of glory?
    (AK)The Lord of hosts,
    he is the King of glory! Selah

Teach Me Your Paths

[j] Of David.

25 To you, O Lord, I (AL)lift up my soul.
O my God, in you I (AM)trust;
    (AN)let me not be put to shame;
    (AO)let not my enemies exult over me.
Indeed, (AP)none who wait for you shall be put to shame;
    they shall be ashamed who are (AQ)wantonly (AR)treacherous.

(AS)Make me to know your ways, O Lord;
    teach me your paths.
Lead me in your (AT)truth and teach me,
    for you are the God of my salvation;
    for you I wait all the day long.

Remember your (AU)mercy, O Lord, and your steadfast love,
    (AV)for they have been from of old.
Remember not (AW)the sins of my youth or my transgressions;
    according to your (AX)steadfast love remember me,
    for the sake of your goodness, O Lord!

(AY)Good and upright is the Lord;
    therefore he (AZ)instructs sinners in the way.
He leads the humble in what is right,
    and teaches the humble his way.
10 All the paths of the Lord are (BA)steadfast love and faithfulness,
    for those who keep his covenant and his testimonies.

11 For your (BB)name's sake, O Lord,
    pardon my guilt, for it is (BC)great.
12 Who is the man who fears the Lord?
    Him (BD)will he instruct in the way that he should choose.
13 His soul shall (BE)abide in well-being,
    and his (BF)offspring (BG)shall inherit the land.
14 (BH)The friendship[k] of the Lord is for those who fear him,
    and he makes known to them his covenant.
15 My (BI)eyes are ever toward the Lord,
    for he will (BJ)pluck my feet out of the net.

16 (BK)Turn to me and be gracious to me,
    for I am lonely and afflicted.
17 The troubles of my heart are enlarged;
    bring me out of my distresses.
18 (BL)Consider my affliction and my trouble,
    and forgive all my sins.

19 Consider how many are my foes,
    and with what violent hatred they hate me.
20 Oh, guard my soul, and deliver me!
    (BM)Let me not be put to shame, for I take refuge in you.
21 May integrity and uprightness preserve me,
    for I wait for you.

22 (BN)Redeem Israel, O God,
    out of all his troubles.

Footnotes

  1. Psalm 23:2 Hebrew beside waters of rest
  2. Psalm 23:3 Or in right paths
  3. Psalm 23:4 Or the valley of deep darkness
  4. Psalm 23:6 Or Only
  5. Psalm 23:6 Or steadfast love
  6. Psalm 23:6 Or shall return to dwell
  7. Psalm 23:6 Hebrew for length of days
  8. Psalm 24:1 Or and all that fills it
  9. Psalm 24:6 Septuagint, Syriac, and two Hebrew manuscripts; Masoretic Text who seek your face, Jacob
  10. Psalm 25:1 This psalm is an acrostic poem, each verse beginning with the successive letters of the Hebrew alphabet
  11. Psalm 25:14 Or The secret counsel

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