Psalm 23

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
3 He 4restores my soul. He 5leads me in 6paths of righteousnessb for his 7name's sake.
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.
5 You 13prepare a table before me in 14the presence of my enemies; you 15anoint my head with oil; my 16cup overflows.
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