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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. 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. 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.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Chapter 8
Chapter 9
Chapter 10
Chapter 11
Chapter 12
Chapter 13
Chapter 14
Chapter 15
Chapter 16
Chapter 17
Chapter 18
Chapter 19
Chapter 20
Chapter 21
Chapter 22
Chapter 23
Chapter 24
Chapter 25
Chapter 26
Chapter 27
Chapter 28
Chapter 29
Chapter 30
Chapter 31
Chapter 32
Chapter 33
Chapter 34
Chapter 35
Chapter 36
Chapter 37
Chapter 38
Chapter 39
Chapter 40
Chapter 41
Chapter 42
Chapter 43
Chapter 44
Chapter 45
Chapter 46
Chapter 47
Chapter 48
Chapter 49
Chapter 50
Chapter 51
Chapter 52
Chapter 53
Chapter 54
Chapter 55
Chapter 56
Chapter 57
Chapter 58
Chapter 59
Chapter 60
Chapter 61
Chapter 62
Chapter 63
Chapter 64
Chapter 65
Chapter 66
Chapter 67
Chapter 68
Chapter 69
Chapter 70
Chapter 71
Chapter 72
Chapter 73
Chapter 74
Chapter 75
Chapter 76
Chapter 77
Chapter 78
Chapter 79
Chapter 80
Chapter 81
Chapter 82
Chapter 83
Chapter 84
Chapter 85
Chapter 86
Chapter 87
Chapter 88
Chapter 89
Chapter 90
Chapter 91
Chapter 92
Chapter 93
Chapter 94
Chapter 95
Chapter 96
Chapter 97
Chapter 98
Chapter 99
Chapter 100
Chapter 101
Chapter 102
Chapter 103
Chapter 104
Chapter 105
Chapter 106
Chapter 107
Chapter 108
Chapter 109
Chapter 110
Chapter 111
Chapter 112
Chapter 113
Chapter 114
Chapter 115
Chapter 116
Chapter 117
Chapter 118
Chapter 119
Chapter 120
Chapter 121
Chapter 122
Chapter 123
Chapter 124
Chapter 125
Chapter 126
Chapter 127
Chapter 128
Chapter 129
Chapter 130
Chapter 131
Chapter 132
Chapter 133
Chapter 134
Chapter 135
Chapter 136
Chapter 137
Chapter 138
Chapter 139
Chapter 140
Chapter 141
Chapter 142
Chapter 143
Chapter 144
Chapter 145
Chapter 146
Chapter 147
Chapter 148
Chapter 149
Chapter 150

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1 Cary W = "This verse alludes to the fact that the Lord is a shepherd to His people... in other words can we admit, compared to Him, we are dumb as sheep and ever bit as helpless?The upside is that when we do admit we are helpless and defenseless, as our good and kind Shepherd He will not only makes sure we have food, drink and comfortable places to rest and eat, He will be our champion protector against the worst foe."
2 Cary W = "Psalm 23 The Message (MSG)A David Psalm23 1-3 God, my shepherd!    I don’t need a thing.You have bedded me down in lush meadows,    you find me quiet pools to drink from.True to your word,    you let me catch my breath    and send me in the right direction.4 Even when the way goes through    Death Valley,I’m not afraid    when you walk at my side.Your trusty shepherd’s crook    makes me feel secure.5 You serve me a six-course dinner    right in front of my enemies.You revive my drooping head;    my cup brims with blessing.6 Your beauty and love chase after me    every day of my life.I’m back home in the house of God    for the rest of my life."
3 Shawn Bose = "The concept of the deity as shepherd is an ancient and far spread metaphor and plays a major part in the story of Jesus as well. The ancient Greeks had the concept of the Good Shepherd- poimḗn o kalós, and images of this icon along with the ancient Moscophoros- "calf bearer".  Krishna, the Hindu deity also spent his childhood as a cowherd.  Ultimately seeing the divine as the one who leads and protects as a natural state is represented in this prayer."
4 Shawn Bose = "Example of an ancient greek sculpture of the Moscophoros."
5 Raymond Huerta = "Although the attributing of God or a ruler to a shepherd is commonplace within many cultures, this psalm is famous not only for verse 4 but for the simplicity and concreteness with how it expresses the metaphor. Alter, Robert. "23." The Book of Psalms: A Translation with Commentary. New York: W.W. Norton, 2007. Print."
6 Michael W = "When you read through the Psalms, it seems that most of what David wrote was verse after verse of complaining. The 23rd Psalm, however, is chock full of comfort, and he expresses his sheer delight in God’s goodness and speaks of his dependence on God.The position of this psalm is worthy of notice. It follows the twenty-second, which is peculiarly the Psalm of the Cross. There are no green pastures, no still waters on the other side of the twenty-second psalm. It is only after we have read,"My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?" that we come to "The Lord is my Shepherd." We must by experience know the value of blood-shedding, and see the sword awakened against the Shepherd before we shall be able truly to know the Sweetness of the good Shepherd's care. - "BibleMaster.com - Bible Studies - Study." The Treasure of David by Charles H. Spurgeon; Wed. 17 Nov. 2014 Psalm 23 is read countlessly at funerals. My belief is that it is geared more toward Easter. The Matthew Henry commentary compares the language and imagery toward Easter when the Church tries to “discern how to live in the light of Christ’s resurrection”. The Psalm is indeed about how a person “lives” rather than how one faces death. In the Old Testament, sheep were killed or died as a sacrifice for the Shepherd. In the New Testament, the Shepherd dies as a sacrificial symbol for His sheep – and in so doing God gave us His Spirit to live with us and among us to comfort.J.R. Littleproud writes: The Secret of a Happy Life: Every need supplied Death: Every fear RemovedEternity: Every desire Fulfilled."
7 Cary W = "Such faith in this song of declaration....Thou Art With ME!  When we have that confidence of His Presence, Protection and Comfort, we become relaxed, peaceful and most confident in great provision and victory.Having the vision of God as a shepherd who only seeks to protect, make comfortable and at peace gives us the very things that restores our soul, allowing us to walk in straight, upright and righteous paths, which gives Him great pleasure and glory!No matter what obstacles, trials or even persecutions, knowing our shepherd is present, providing abundantly for us, regardless of appearance.  The anointing of oil is an act of great love, honor, blessing and respect....that is how the shepherd regards each one.  He adds to that anointing a full cup of blessed drink.Instead of fear of future or guilt of past, confidence fills our hearts and words with the knowledge that goodness and mercy are all we will have as daily companions and experience.To surmount even all the prior blessings of goodness, we actually get to dwell in His Own Home.  This entire declaration, beginning to end acknowledges not that we are sinners in need of forgiveness; no this declares that He regards each of us with the most tender and engulfing love and highest, most noble of respect.  Wow!"
8 Stephanie C = "Basically is saying therefore that one is in God and is not tied up or hung up into materialism or things. For ones mind is entirely wrapped upon the Creator."
9 Raymond Huerta = "The Hebrew verb used here is hirbits, which is a specialized one for making animals lie down. This seamlessly continues the sheep-shepherd metaphor as depicted in verse 1.  Alter, Robert. "23." The Book of Psalms: A Translation with Commentary. New York: W.W. Norton, 2007. Print."
10 Raymond Huerta = "The King James translation of this phrase uses "soul," however, it must be noted that the Hebrew nefesh, does not mean "soul" but "life." This changes the meaning of the verse in that it is of someone who has died and been brought back to life by the Lord.Alter, Robert. "23." The Book of Psalms: A Translation with Commentary. New York: W.W. Norton, 2007. Print."
11 Raymond Huerta = "This is the first detraction from the sheep-shepherd metaphor to speak in human terms. The Lord leads the speaker down a path that allows him to abide by the Law (The Torah). Alter, Robert. "23." The Book of Psalms: A Translation with Commentary. New York: W.W. Norton, 2007. Print."
12 Cary W = "Though there be terror at night and war in our world, we must never give place to fear, and the way to do that is to acknowledge Who you desire to be your protection.  Go ahead and say it then, Oh Lord I fear no evil, for it is You Who walk beside me, ever vigilant for my protection and safe passage through the world."
13 Raymond Huerta = "for thou art with me: At this moment in the valley of the shadow of death, the speaker turns to God and talk to him directly in the second person as opposed to in the third person previously in the chapter.  thy rod and thy staff they comfort me: This continues on the shepherd image assigned to God. "
14 Cary W = "God especially likes to honor us in the presence of our enemies, for it just annoys the hell out of them.  He anoints us with His own blessing, honoring us as a prince or king and truely makes our cup of blessing overflow in goodness and abundance."
15 Ben N = "God's blessings are always spread before us, even when we are confronted by challenges and difficulties. We are never separate from God. Even in the midst of trials and tribulations, there is a Divine purpose unfolding, and Divine gifts to be unwrapped."
16 Raymond Huerta = "The use of "anointest" isn't entirely accurate, as the Hebrew verb, dishen, is not the one that is used for anointment, but rather for sensual associations as opposed to sacramental use. It means something like "to make luxuriant," which fits nicely into the next sentence "my cup runneth over." Alter, Robert. "23." The Book of Psalms: A Translation with Commentary. New York: W.W. Norton, 2007. Print."
17 Cary W = "If we are really His, then we do dwell with Him in heaven, even as Jesus promised, "where I am there you shall be also!".  Our home is His Kingdom upon Earth, which was restored at Christ's resurrection, when the principalities and powers of Satan were defeated forever.As such citizens, goodness and mercy follow all the days of our life!"