Psalm 23 NIV

A psalm of David.

1 The LORD is my shepherd,1 I shall not be in want.2

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2 He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters,3

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3 he restores my soul.4 He guides me5 in paths of righteousness6 for his name's sake.7

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4 Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,a8 I will fear no evil,9 for you are with me;10 your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

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    • a 23:4 - Or "through the darkest valley"
      5 You prepare a table11 before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil;12 my cup13 overflows.

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      6 Surely goodness and love14 will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.

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