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.

Psalm 24

Of David. A psalm.

The earth is the Lord’s,(O) and everything in it,
    the world, and all who live in it;(P)
for he founded it on the seas
    and established it on the waters.(Q)

Who may ascend the mountain(R) of the Lord?
    Who may stand in his holy place?(S)
The one who has clean hands(T) and a pure heart,(U)
    who does not trust in an idol(V)
    or swear by a false god.[b]

They will receive blessing(W) from the Lord
    and vindication(X) from God their Savior.
Such is the generation of those who seek him,
    who seek your face,(Y) God of Jacob.[c][d]

Lift up your heads, you gates;(Z)
    be lifted up, you ancient doors,
    that the King(AA) of glory(AB) may come in.(AC)
Who is this King of glory?
    The Lord strong and mighty,(AD)
    the Lord mighty in battle.(AE)
Lift up your heads, you gates;
    lift them up, you ancient doors,
    that the King of glory may come in.
10 Who is he, this King of glory?
    The Lord Almighty(AF)
    he is the King of glory.

Footnotes

  1. Psalm 23:4 Or the valley of the shadow of death
  2. Psalm 24:4 Or swear falsely
  3. Psalm 24:6 Two Hebrew manuscripts and Syriac (see also Septuagint); most Hebrew manuscripts face, Jacob
  4. Psalm 24:6 The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here and at the end of verse 10.