The Lord the Shepherd of His People
A Psalm of David.
1The Lord is my shepherd;
I shall not 23:1 lackwant.
2He makes me to lie down in 23:2 Lit. pastures of tender grassgreen pastures;
He leads me beside the 23:2 Lit. waters of reststill waters.
3He restores my soul;
He leads me in the paths of righteousness
For His name’s sake.
4Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
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 runs over.
6Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me
All the days of my life;
And I will 23:6 So with LXX, Syr., Tg., Vg.; MT returndwell in the house of the Lord
23:6 Or To the end of my days, lit. For length of daysForever.