Psalm 23

A psalm of David.

The Lord is my shepherd,(A) I lack nothing.(B)
    He makes me lie down in green pastures,
he leads me beside quiet waters,(C)
    he refreshes my soul.(D)
He guides me(E) along the right paths(F)
    for his name’s sake.(G)
Even though I walk
    through the darkest valley,[a](H)
I will fear no evil,(I)
    for you are with me;(J)
your rod and your staff,
    they comfort me.

You prepare a table(K) before me
    in the presence of my enemies.
You anoint my head with oil;(L)
    my cup(M) overflows.
Surely your goodness and love(N) will follow me
    all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the Lord
    forever.

Footnotes

  1. Psalm 23:4 Or the valley of the shadow of death

25 “‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: When I gather(A) the people of Israel from the nations where they have been scattered,(B) I will be proved holy(C) through them in the sight of the nations. Then they will live in their own land, which I gave to my servant Jacob.(D) 26 They will live there in safety(E) and will build houses and plant(F) vineyards; they will live in safety when I inflict punishment(G) on all their neighbors who maligned them. Then they will know that I am the Lord their God.(H)’”

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29 And do not set your heart on what you will eat or drink; do not worry about it. 30 For the pagan world runs after all such things, and your Father(A) knows that you need them.(B) 31 But seek his kingdom,(C) and these things will be given to you as well.(D)

32 “Do not be afraid,(E) little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom.(F)

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