Psalm 23 CSB

The Good Shepherd

A Davidic psalm.

1 The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I lack.

References for Psalms 23:1

      2 He lets me lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside quiet waters.
      3 He renews my life; He leads me along the right pathsa for His name's sake.

      References for Psalms 23:3

        • a 23:3 - Or me in paths of righteousness
          4 Even when I go through the darkest valley,b I fear no danger, for You are with me; Your rod and Your staffc-they comfort me.

          References for Psalms 23:4

            • b 23:4 - Or the valley of the shadow of death
            • c 23:4 - A shepherd's rod and crook
              5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.
              6 Only goodness and faithful love will pursue me all the days of my life, and I will dwell ind the house of the Lord as long as I live.e f

              References for Psalms 23:6

                • d 23:6 - LXX, Sym, Syr, Tg, Vg, Jer; MT reads will return to
                • e 23:6 - Lit Lord for length of days; traditionally Lord forever
                • f 23:6 - Ps 27:4