Psalms 23
Yahweh the Shepherd
A psalm of David.#The Hebrew Bible counts the superscription as the first verse of the psalm
1Yahweh is my shepherd;
I will not lack for anything.
2In grassy pastures he makes me lie down;
by quiet waters he leads me.
3He restores my life.#Or “my soul”
He leads me in correct paths#Literally “paths of righteousness”
for the sake of his name.
4Even when I walk in a dark valley, I fear no evil
because you are with me.
Your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
5You prepare before me a table
in the presence of my oppressors.
You anoint my head with oil;
my cup is overflowing.
6Surely goodness and loyal love will pursue me
all the days of my life,
and I will stay#Hebrew “return” in the house#Or “temple” of Yahweh
for a very long time.#Literally “for length of days”
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