The LORD, the Psalmist's Shepherd.

A Psalm of David.

2 He makes me lie down in 3green pastures; He 4leads me beside 5quiet waters.

References for Psalms 23:2

3 He 6restores my soul; He 7guides me in the 8paths of righteousness For His name's sake.

References for Psalms 23:3

4 Even though I 9walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I 10fear no evil, for 11You are with me; Your 12rod and Your staff, they comfort me

References for Psalms 23:4

    • d 23:4 - Or "valley of deep darkness"
    • e 23:4 - Or "harm"
      5 You 13prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You have 14anointed my head with oil; My 15cup overflows.

      References for Psalms 23:5

      6 Surely 16goodness and lovingkindness will follow me all the days of my life, And I will 17dwell in the house of the LORD forever *.

      References for Psalms 23:6

        • g 23:6 - Or "Only"
        • h 23:6 - Another reading is "return to"
        • i 23:6 - Lit "for length of days"