Poetry from the Bible: “Psalm 23”

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 “Psalm 23”

A Psalm of David.

 1 The LORD is my shepherd;
         I shall not want.
 2 He makes me to lie down in green pastures;
         He leads me beside the still waters.
 3 He restores my soul;
         He leads 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 You are with me;
         Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.
         
 5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;
         You anoint my head with oil;
         My cup runs over.
 6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me
         All the days of my life;
         And I will dwell[a] in the house of the LORD
         Forever.

Daily Response: This is my favorite psalm from the Bible, and my son and I have discussed this passage and its meaning. What is your favorite line from this passage? Or what is your favorite verse or passage from the Bible?

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11 responses »

  1. My favorite line is:
    “Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me
    All the days of my life;”

    Let’s me know that while I am still alive God is with me.

  2. “Yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death I will fear no evil;
    For you are with me.
    Your rod and your staff, they comfort me.”

    This is my favorite because it assures me that God is with me no matter what’s happening in my life.

    A beautiful verse.

  3. i discovered psalms 23 at a time in my life when my prayers seemed to be hitting the ceiling….thanks for reminding about it.i did a piece about it on my blog

  4. All of Psalm 23 has special meaning to me, but my personal favorite is Psalm 139…I’ve read it over and over during times of sadness, loneliness, loss, to confirm my faith in God, to be strengthened and encouraged to persevere. I especially LOVE verse 16…’All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be’. It is the first Psalm I came across in my reading of the Scriptures after my ‘Conversion’.

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