The Lord the Shepherd
A song of David.
1The Lord is my shepherd.
I have everything I need.
2He gives me rest in green pastures.
He leads me to calm water.
3He gives me new strength.
For the good of his name,
he leads me on paths that are right.
4Even if I walk
through a very dark valley,
I will not be afraid
because you are with me.
Your rod and your shepherd’s staff comfort me.
5You prepare a meal for me
in front of my enemies.
You pour oil of blessing on my head.# This can mean that God gave him great wealth and blessed him.
You give me more than I can hold.
6Surely your goodness and love will be with me
all my life.
And I will live in the house of the Lord forever.