A Psalm of David.
1 The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.
2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.* green…: Heb. pastures of tender grass† still…: Heb. waters of quietness
3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.
4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will 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 mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.‡ anointest: Heb. makest fat
6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.§ for ever: Heb. to length of days
*23:2 green…: Heb. pastures of tender grass
†23:2 still…: Heb. waters of quietness
‡23:5 anointest: Heb. makest fat
§23:6 for ever: Heb. to length of days