Psalms 23
The Good Shepherd
A Davidic psalm.
1The Lord is my shepherd; # Ps 78:52; Jr 31:10; Ezk 34:11-13; Jn 10:11
there is nothing I lack. # Ps 34:9-10; Php 4:19
2He lets me lie down in green pastures; # Ps 65:11-13; Ezk 34:14
He leads me beside quiet waters. # Ps 36:8
3He renews my life;
He leads me along the right paths # Or me in paths of righteousness
for His name’s sake. # Ps 5:8; Pr 4:11
4Even when I go through the darkest valley, # Or the valley of the shadow of death
I fear no danger,
for You are with me; # Is 43:2
Your rod and Your staff # A shepherd’s equipment — they comfort me. # Mc 7:14
5You prepare a table before me
in the presence of my enemies;
You anoint my head with oil; # Ps 92:10
my cup overflows. # Ps 16:5
6Only goodness and faithful love will pursue me
all the days of my life, # Ps 25:7; 109:21
and I will dwell in # LXX, Sym, Syr, Tg, Vg, Jer; MT reads will return to the house of the Lord
as long as I live. # Lit Lord for length of days ; traditionally Lord forever # Ps 27:4-6

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