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Psalm 23

The Lord Is My 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.1

3He restores my soul.

He leads me in paths of righteousness2

for his name's sake.

4Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,3

I will 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.

6Surely4 goodness and mercy5 shall follow me

all the days of my life,

and I shall dwell6 in the house of the Lord

forever.7

Footnotes

  • 1 23:2 Hebrew beside waters of rest
  • 2 23:3 Or in right paths
  • 3 23:4 Or the valley of deep darkness
  • 4 23:6 Or Only
  • 5 23:6 Or steadfast love
  • 6 23:6 Or shall return to dwell
  • 7 23:6 Hebrew for length of days