The LORD Is My Shepherd
A Psalm of David.
1The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. 2He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters.[a] 3He restores my soul.He leads me in paths of righteousness[b] for his name's sake.
4Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,[c] I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
5You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. 6Surely[d] goodness and mercy[e] shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell[f] in the house of the LORD forever.[g]
a Psalm 23:2 Hebrew beside waters of rest
b Psalm 23:3 Or in right paths
c Psalm 23:4 Or the valley of deep darkness
d Psalm 23:6 Or Only
e Psalm 23:6 Or steadfast love
f Psalm 23:6 Or shall return to dwell
g Psalm 23:6 Hebrew for length of days
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