The Good Shepherd
A Davidic psalm.
1The Lord is my shepherd; Ps 78:52; Jr 31:10; Ezk 34:11-13; Jn 10:11
there is nothing I lack. Ps 34:9-10; Php 4:19
2He lets me lie down in green pastures; Ps 65:11-13; Ezk 34:14
He leads me beside quiet waters. Ps 36:8
3He renews my life;
He leads me along the right paths Or me in paths of righteousness
for His name’s sake. Ps 5:8; Pr 4:11
4Even when I go through the darkest valley, Or the valley of the shadow of death
I fear no danger,
for You are with me; Is 43:2
Your rod and Your staff A shepherd’s equipment — they comfort me. Mc 7:14
5You prepare a table before me
in the presence of my enemies;
You anoint my head with oil; Ps 92:10
my cup overflows. Ps 16:5
6Only goodness and faithful love will pursue me
all the days of my life, Ps 25:7; 109:21
and I will dwell in LXX, Sym, Syr, Tg, Vg, Jer; MT reads will return to the house of the Lord
as long as I live. Lit Lord for length of days ; traditionally Lord forever Ps 27:4-6