Bible Reference

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



  • 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

Psalm 24

The King of Glory

A Psalm of David.

1The earth is the Lord's and the fullness thereof,1

the world and those who dwell therein,

2for he has founded it upon the seas

and established it upon the rivers.

3Who shall ascend the hill of the Lord?

And who shall stand in his holy place?

4He who has clean hands and a pure heart,

who does not lift up his soul to what is false

and does not swear deceitfully.

5He will receive blessing from the Lord

and righteousness from the God of his salvation.

6Such is the generation of those who seek him,

who seek the face of the God of Jacob.2 Selah

7Lift up your heads, O gates!

And be lifted up, O ancient doors,

that the King of glory may come in.

8Who is this King of glory?

The Lord, strong and mighty,

the Lord, mighty in battle!

9Lift up your heads, O gates!

And lift them up, O ancient doors,

that the King of glory may come in.

10Who is this King of glory?

The Lord of hosts,

he is the King of glory! Selah


  • 1 24:1 Or and all that fills it
  • 2 24:6 Septuagint, Syriac, and two Hebrew manuscripts; Masoretic Text Jacob, who seek your face