The Lord the Shepherd of His People

A Psalm of David.

23 The Lord is (A)my shepherd;
(B)I shall not [a]want.
(C)He makes me to lie down in [b]green pastures;
(D)He leads me beside the [c]still waters.
He restores my soul;
(E)He leads me in the paths of righteousness
For His name’s sake.

Yea, though I walk through the valley of (F)the shadow of death,
(G)I will fear no evil;
(H)For You are with me;
Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.

You (I)prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;
You (J)anoint my head with oil;
My cup runs over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me
All the days of my life;
And I will [d]dwell in the house of the Lord

The King of Glory and His Kingdom

A Psalm of David.

24 The (K)earth is the Lord’s, and all its fullness,
The world and those who dwell therein.
For He has (L)founded it upon the seas,
And established it upon the [f]waters.

(M)Who may ascend into the hill of the Lord?
Or who may stand in His holy place?
He who has (N)clean hands and (O)a pure heart,
Who has not lifted up his soul to an idol,
Nor (P)sworn deceitfully.
He shall receive blessing from the Lord,
And righteousness from the God of his salvation.
This is Jacob, the generation of those who (Q)seek Him,
Who seek Your face. Selah

(R)Lift up your heads, O you gates!
And be lifted up, you everlasting doors!
(S)And the King of glory shall come in.
Who is this King of glory?
The Lord strong and mighty,
The Lord mighty in (T)battle.
Lift up your heads, O you gates!
Lift up, you everlasting doors!
And the King of glory shall come in.
10 Who is this King of glory?
The Lord of hosts,
He is the King of glory. Selah

A Plea for Deliverance and Forgiveness

A Psalm of David.

25 To (U)You, O Lord, I lift up my soul.
O my God, I (V)trust in You;
Let me not be ashamed;
(W)Let not my enemies triumph over me.
Indeed, let no one who [g]waits on You be ashamed;
Let those be ashamed who deal treacherously without cause.

(X)Show me Your ways, O Lord;
Teach me Your paths.
Lead me in Your truth and teach me,
For You are the God of my salvation;
On You I wait all the day.

Remember, O Lord, (Y)Your tender mercies and Your lovingkindnesses,
For they are from of old.
Do not remember (Z)the sins of my youth, nor my transgressions;
(AA)According to Your mercy remember me,
For Your goodness’ sake, O Lord.

Good and upright is the Lord;
Therefore He teaches sinners in the way.
The humble He guides in justice,
And the humble He teaches His way.
10 All the paths of the Lord are mercy and truth,
To such as keep His covenant and His testimonies.
11 (AB)For Your name’s sake, O Lord,
Pardon my iniquity, for it is great.

12 Who is the man that fears the Lord?
(AC)Him shall [h]He teach in the way He chooses.
13 (AD)He himself shall dwell in [i]prosperity,
And (AE)his descendants shall inherit the earth.
14 (AF)The secret of the Lord is with those who fear Him,
And He will show them His covenant.
15 (AG)My eyes are ever toward the Lord,
For He shall [j]pluck my feet out of the net.

16 (AH)Turn Yourself to me, and have mercy on me,
For I am [k]desolate and afflicted.
17 The troubles of my heart have enlarged;
Bring me out of my distresses!
18 (AI)Look on my affliction and my pain,
And forgive all my sins.
19 Consider my enemies, for they are many;
And they hate me with [l]cruel hatred.
20 Keep my soul, and deliver me;
Let me not be ashamed, for I put my trust in You.
21 Let integrity and uprightness preserve me,
For I wait for You.

22 (AJ)Redeem Israel, O God,
Out of all their troubles!

A Prayer for Divine Scrutiny and Redemption

A Psalm of David.

26 Vindicate (AK)me, O Lord,
For I have (AL)walked in my integrity.
(AM)I have also trusted in the Lord;
I shall not slip.
(AN)Examine me, O Lord, and [m]prove me;
Try my mind and my heart.
For Your lovingkindness is before my eyes,
And (AO)I have walked in Your truth.
I have not (AP)sat with idolatrous mortals,
Nor will I go in with hypocrites.
I have (AQ)hated the assembly of evildoers,
And will not sit with the wicked.

I will wash my hands in innocence;
So I will go about Your altar, O Lord,
That I may proclaim with the voice of thanksgiving,
And tell of all Your wondrous works.
Lord, (AR)I have loved the habitation of Your house,
And the place [n]where Your glory dwells.

(AS)Do[o] not gather my soul with sinners,
Nor my life with bloodthirsty men,
10 In whose hands is a sinister scheme,
And whose right hand is full of (AT)bribes.

11 But as for me, I will walk in my integrity;
Redeem me and be merciful to me.
12 (AU)My foot stands in an even place;
In the congregations I will bless the Lord.


  1. Psalm 23:1 lack
  2. Psalm 23:2 Lit. pastures of tender grass
  3. Psalm 23:2 Lit. waters of rest
  4. Psalm 23:6 So with LXX, Syr., Tg., Vg.; MT return
  5. Psalm 23:6 Or To the end of my days, lit. For length of days
  6. Psalm 24:2 Lit. rivers
  7. Psalm 25:3 Waits for You in faith
  8. Psalm 25:12 Or he
  9. Psalm 25:13 Lit. goodness
  10. Psalm 25:15 Lit. bring out
  11. Psalm 25:16 lonely
  12. Psalm 25:19 violent hatred
  13. Psalm 26:2 test me
  14. Psalm 26:8 Lit. of the tabernacle of Your glory
  15. Psalm 26:9 Do not take away

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