The Lord, the Psalmist’s Shepherd.

A Psalm of David.

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

Even though I (I)walk through the [d]valley of the shadow of death,
I (J)fear no [e]evil, for (K)You are with me;
Your (L)rod and Your staff, they comfort me.
You (M)prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;
You [f]have (N)anointed my head with oil;
My (O)cup overflows.
[g]Surely (P)goodness and lovingkindness will follow me all the days of my life,
And I will [h](Q)dwell in the house of the Lord [i]forever.

Footnotes

  1. Psalm 23:1 Or do
  2. Psalm 23:2 Lit waters of rest
  3. Psalm 23:3 Lit tracks
  4. Psalm 23:4 Or valley of deep darkness
  5. Psalm 23:4 Or harm
  6. Psalm 23:5 Or anoint
  7. Psalm 23:6 Or Only
  8. Psalm 23:6 Another reading is return to
  9. Psalm 23:6 Lit for length of days

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