The Lord, the Psalmist’s Shepherd.

A Psalm of David.

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

Even though I (I)walk through the [c]valley of the shadow of death,
I (J)fear no [d]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 [e]have (N)anointed my head with oil;
My (O)cup overflows.
[f]Certainly (P)goodness and [g]faithfulness will follow me all the days of my life,
And my (Q)dwelling will be in the house of the Lord [h]forever.


  1. Psalm 23:2 Lit waters of rest
  2. Psalm 23:3 Lit tracks
  3. Psalm 23:4 Or valley of deep darkness
  4. Psalm 23:4 Or harm
  5. Psalm 23:5 Or anoint
  6. Psalm 23:6 Or Only
  7. Psalm 23:6 Or mercy
  8. Psalm 23:6 Lit for length of days

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