Psalms 23
(A psalm by David.)
The good shepherd
1You, LORD, are my shepherd.
I will never be in need.
2You let me rest in fields#Rev 7.17.
of green grass.
You lead me to streams
of peaceful water,
3and you refresh my life.
You are true to your name,
and you lead me
along the right paths.
4I may walk through valleys
as dark as death,
but I won't be afraid.
You are with me,
and your shepherd's rod#23.4 shepherd's rod: The Hebrew text mentions two objects carried by the shepherd: a club to defend against wild animals and a long pole to guide and control the sheep.
makes me feel safe.
5You treat me to a feast,
while my enemies watch.
You honour me as your guest,
and you fill my cup
until it overflows.
6Your kindness and love
will always be with me
each day of my life,
and I will live for ever
in your house, LORD.