Psalms 23

The Book of Psalms
Chapter 23

Chapter Overview:


David extolls the goodness of God as his shepherd, and expresses his confidence in him, ver. 1 - 6.
A psalm of David.
Verses:
23:2Lie down - To repose myself at noon, as the manner was in those hot countries. Green - Where there is both delight and plenty of provisions.
23:3Restoreth - Heb. He bringeth it back; from its errors and wandering. For - Not for any worth in me, but for the glory of his justice, and faithfulness, and goodness.
23:4Thy rod and thy staff - Two words denoting the same thing, and both designing God's pastoral care over him.
23:5A table - Thou furnishest me with plenty of provisions and comforts. Oil - With aromatic ointments, which were then used at great feasts; thy comforts delight my soul. Runneth over - Thou hast given me a plentiful portions, signified by the cup, given to the guests by the master of the feast.
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