Psalms - Chapter 23




The King James Version Basic English Version (BBE)

1 The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.

1 <A Psalm. Of David.> The Lord takes care of me as his sheep; I will not be without any good thing.

2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.

2 He makes a resting-place for me in the green fields: he is my guide by the quiet waters.

3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.

3 He gives new life to my soul: he is my guide in the ways of righteousness because of his name.

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.

4 Yes, though I go through the valley of deep shade, I will have no fear of evil; for you are with me, your rod and your support are my comfort.

5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

5 You make ready a table for me in front of my haters: you put oil on my head; my cup is overflowing.

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.

6 Truly, blessing and mercy will be with me all the days of my life; and I will have a place in the house of the Lord all my days.




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