Psalms 23

The Good Shepherd

1A Davidic psalm.

The Lord is my shepherd; a
there is nothing I lack. b
2 He lets me lie down in green pastures; c
He leads me beside quiet waters. d
3 He renews my life;
He leads me along the right paths
Or me in paths of righteousness

for His name’s sake. f
4 Even when I go through the darkest valley,
Or the valley of the shadow of death

I fear no danger,
for You are with me; h
Your rod and Your staff
A shepherd’s equipment
– they comfort me. j

5 You prepare a table before me
in the presence of my enemies;
You anoint my head with oil; k
my cup overflows. l
6 Only goodness and faithful love will pursue me
all the days of my life, m
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
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