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Psalm 23American Standard Version (ASV)

Jehovah the psalmist’s shepherd.

A Psalm of David.

23 Jehovah is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures;
He leadeth me beside [a]still waters.
He restoreth my soul:
He guideth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of [b]the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil; for thou art with me;
Thy rod and thy staff, they comfort me.
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies:
Thou hast anointed my head with oil;
My cup runneth over.
[c]Surely goodness and lovingkindness shall follow me all the days of my life;
And I shall dwell in the house of Jehovah [d]for ever.


  1. Psalm 23:2 Hebrew waters of rest.
  2. Psalm 23:4 Or, deep darkness (and so elsewhere)
  3. Psalm 23:6 Or, Only
  4. Psalm 23:6 Hebrew for length of days.

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