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Psalm 23:1 New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

Psalm 23[a]

The Lord, Shepherd and Host

A psalm of David.


The Lord is my shepherd;[b]
    there is nothing I lack.


  1. Psalm 23 God’s loving care for the psalmist is portrayed under the figures of a shepherd for the flock (Ps 23:1–4) and a host’s generosity toward a guest (Ps 23:5–6). The imagery of both sections is drawn from traditions of the exodus (Is 40:11; 49:10; Jer 31:10).
  2. 23:1 My shepherd: God as good shepherd is common in both the Old Testament and the New Testament (Ez 34:11–16; Jn 10:11–18).
New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

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