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The Good Shepherd
A Davidic psalm.
1The Lord is my shepherd; #Ps 78:52Jr 31:10Ezk 34:11-13Jn 10:11
there is nothing I lack. #Ps 34:9-10Php 4:19
2He lets me lie down in green pastures; #Ps 65:11-13Ezk 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 5:8Pr 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|NoBook| 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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