Psalm 23

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Psalm 23 ELW Translation

 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not be in want.
 The Lord makes me lie down in green pastures and leads me beside still waters.
 You restore my soul, O Lord, and guide me along right pathways for your name’s sake.
 Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I shall fear no evil;
  for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. 
 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;
  you anoint my head with oil, and my cup is running over.
 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life,
  and I will dwell in the house of the  Lord forever. 

Psalm 23 NRSV Translation

The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.

He makes me lie down in green pastures; he leads me beside still waters;

he restores my soul. He leads me in right paths for his name’s sake.

Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I fear no evil;

    for you are with me; your rod and your staff— they comfort me.

You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;

     you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life,

    and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord my whole life long.

Psalm 23 King James Version

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.

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

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

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.

Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies:

    thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

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.

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