Amplified Bible

Psalm 23

The Lord, the Psalmist’s Shepherd.

A Psalm of David.

1The Lord is my Shepherd [to feed, to guide and to shield me],
I shall not want.

He lets me lie down in green pastures;
He leads me beside the still and quiet waters.

He refreshes and restores my soul (life);
He leads me in the paths of righteousness
for His name’s sake.


Even though I walk through the [sunless] [a]valley of the shadow of death,
I fear no evil, for You are with me;
Your rod [to protect] and Your staff [to guide], they comfort and console me.

You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies.
You have anointed and refreshed my head with [b]oil;
My cup overflows.

Surely goodness and mercy and unfailing love shall follow me all the days of my life,
And I shall dwell forever [throughout all my days] in the house and in the presence of the Lord.

Notas al pie

  1. Psalm 23:4 Or valley of deep darkness.
  2. Psalm 23:5 In ancient times it was customary in hot climates for a host to provide his guest with olive oil to put on his head. The Lord blesses and anoints His believers with the Holy Spirit, whom oil symbolizes, to prepare them for His service.

Mawu a Mulungu mu Chichewa Chalero

Masalimo 23

Salimo la Davide.

1Yehova ndiye mʼbusa wanga, sindidzasowa kanthu.
    Amandigoneka pa msipu wobiriwira,
amanditsogolera ku madzi akumwa abwino,
    amatsitsimutsa moyo wanga.
Amanditsogolera mʼnjira zachilungamo
    chifukwa cha dzina lake.
Ngakhale ndiyende
    mʼchigwa cha mdima wakuda bii,
sindidzaopa choyipa,
    pakuti Inu muli ndi ine;
chibonga chanu ndi ndodo yanu
    zimanditonthoza.

Mumandikonzera chakudya
    adani anga akuona.
Mumadzoza mutu wanga ndi mafuta;
    chikho changa chimasefukira.
Zoonadi, zokoma ndi chikondi chosasinthika zidzanditsata
    masiku onse a moyo wanga,
ndipo ndidzakhala mʼNyumba ya Yehova
    kwamuyaya.