Psalm 23

The Good Shepherd

A Davidic psalm.

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