New American Standard Bible

Psalm 23

The Lord, the Psalmist’s Shepherd.

A Psalm of David.

1The Lord is my shepherd,
I [a]shall not want.
He makes me lie down in green pastures;
He leads me beside [b]quiet waters.
He restores my soul;
He guides me in the [c]paths of righteousness
For His name’s sake.

Even though I walk through the [d]valley of the shadow of death,
I fear no [e]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 [f]have anointed my head with oil;
My cup overflows.
[g]Surely goodness and lovingkindness will follow me all the days of my life,
And I will [h]dwell in the house of the Lord [i]forever.

  1. Psalm 23:1 Or do
  2. Psalm 23:2 Lit waters of rest
  3. Psalm 23:3 Lit tracks
  4. Psalm 23:4 Or valley of deep darkness
  5. Psalm 23:4 Or harm
  6. Psalm 23:5 Or anoint
  7. Psalm 23:6 Or Only
  8. Psalm 23:6 Another reading is return to
  9. Psalm 23:6 Lit for length of days