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The Lord is my shepherd

The Book of Psalms | Psalms 23

The Divine Shepherd


A Psalm of David.

23 The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want;

2 he makes me lie down in green pastures.

He leads me beside still waters;[a]

3 he restores my soul.[b]

He leads me in paths of righteousness[c]

for his name’s sake.


4 Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,[d]

I fear no evil; for thou art with me;

thy rod and thy staff, they comfort me.


5 Thou preparest a table before me

in the presence of my enemies;

thou anointest my head with oil,

my cup overflows.

6 Surely[e] goodness and mercy[f] shall follow me

all the days of my life;

and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord

for ever.[g]