Psalm 23

The Divine Shepherd

A Psalm of David.

 1   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 right pathsc
         for his name's sake.

 4  Even though I walk through the darkest valley,d
         I fear no evil;
     for you are with me;
         your rod and your staff--
         they comfort me.

 5  You prepare a table before me
         in the presence of my enemies;
     you anoint my head with oil;
         my cup overflows.
 6  Surelye goodness and mercyf shall follow me
         all the days of my life,
     and I shall dwell in the house of the LORD
         my whole life long.g