New International Reader's Version

Psalm 23:1-6

Psalm 23

A psalm of David.

1The Lord is my shepherd. He gives me everything I need.

2He lets me lie down in fields of green grass.

He leads me beside quiet waters.

3He gives me new strength.

He guides me in the right paths

for the honor of his name.

4Even though I walk

through the darkest valley,

I will not be afraid.

You are with me.

Your shepherd’s rod and staff

comfort me.

5You prepare a feast for me

right in front of my enemies.

You pour oil on my head.

My cup runs over.

6I am sure that your goodness and love will follow me

all the days of my life.

And I will live in the house of the Lord

forever.

King James Version

Psalms 23:1-6

A Psalm of David.

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

2He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.23.2 green…: Heb. pastures of tender grass23.2 still…: Heb. waters of quietness

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

4Yea, 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.

5Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.23.5 anointest: Heb. makest fat

6Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.23.6 for ever: Heb. to length of days