Psalms 23
The Divine Shepherd
A Psalm of David.
1The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.
2He makes me lie down in green pastures;
he leads me beside still waters;#23.2 Heb waters of rest
3he restores my soul.#23.3 Or life
He leads me in right paths#23.3 Or paths of righteousness
for his name's sake.
4Even though I walk through the darkest valley,#23.4 Or the valley of the shadow of death
I fear no evil;
for you are with me;
your rod and your staff—
they comfort me.
5You prepare a table before me
in the presence of my enemies;
you anoint my head with oil;
my cup overflows.
6Surely#23.6 Or Only goodness and mercy#23.6 Or kindness shall follow me
all the days of my life,
and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord
my whole life long.#23.6 Heb for length of days

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