Psalm 23 ESV

The Lord Is My Shepherd

A Psalm of David.

1 The LORD is my 1shepherd; I shall not 2want.
2 He makes me lie down in green 3pastures. He leads me beside still waters.a

References for Psalms 23:2

    • Œ 23:2 - Hebrew beside waters of rest
      3 He 4restores my soul. He 5leads me in 6paths of righteousnessb for his 7name's sake.

      References for Psalms 23:3

      4 Even though I 8walk through the valley of 9the shadow of death,c I will 10fear no evil, for 11you are with me; your 12rod and your staff, they comfort me.

      References for Psalms 23:4

        • Ž 23:4 - Or the valley of deep darkness
          5 You 13prepare a table before me in 14the presence of my enemies; you 15anoint my head with oil; my 16cup overflows.

          References for Psalms 23:5

          6 Surelyd goodness and mercye shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall 17dwellf in the house of the LORD 18forever.g

          References for Psalms 23:6

            •  23:6 - Or Only
            •  23:6 - Or steadfast love
            • ‘ 23:6 - Or shall return to dwell
            • ’ 23:6 - Hebrew for length of days