The Lord Is My Shepherd

Psalm 23

A Psalm of David.

The Lord is my d shepherd; I shall not e want.
2 He makes me lie down in green f pastures.
He leads me beside still waters. 1
3 He g restores my soul.
He h leads me in i paths of righteousness 2
for his j name's sake.

4 Even though I k walk through the valley of l the shadow of death, 3
I will m fear no evil,
for n you are with me;
your o rod and your staff,
they comfort me.

5 You p prepare a table before me
in q the presence of my enemies;
you r anoint my head with oil;
my s cup overflows.
6 Surely 4 goodness and mercy 5 shall follow me
all the days of my life,
and I shall t dwell 6 in the house of the Lord
u forever. 7

  1. Cross References
    Psalms 78:52
    Then he led out his people like sheep and guide...
    Psalms 80:1
    Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel, you who lead Jo...
    Isaiah 40:11
    He will tend his flock like a shepherd; he will...
    Jeremiah 31:10
    "Hear the word of the Lord, O nations, and decl...
    Ezekiel 34:11 - 12
    For thus says the Lord God : Behold, I, I mysel...
    Ezekiel 34:23
    And I will set up over them one shepherd, my se...
    John 10:11
    I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays ...
    Hebrews 13:20
    Now may the God of peace who brought again from...
    1 Peter 2:25
    For you were straying like sheep, but have now ...
    1 Peter 5:4
    And when the chief Shepherd appears, you will r...
  2. Cross References
    Psalms 34:9 - 10
    Oh, fear the Lord, you his saints, for those who fear him have no lack!
    Matthew 6:33
    But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
  3. Cross References
    Ezekiel 34:14
    I will feed them with good pasture, and on the mountain heights of Israel shall be their grazing land. There they shall lie down in good grazing land, and on rich pasture they shall feed on the mountains of Israel.
    John 10:9
    I am the door. If anyone enters by me, he will be saved and will go in and out and find pasture.
  4. Cross References
    Psalms 19:7
    The law of the Lord is perfect, reviving the soul; the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple.
  5. Cross References
    Psalms 5:8
    Lead me, O Lord, in your righteousness because ...
    Psalms 31:3
    For you are my rock and my fortress; and for yo...
    Psalms 139:10
    Even there your hand shall lead me, and your ri...
    Psalms 139:24
    And see if there be any grievous way in me, and...
    Psalms 143:10
    Teach me to do your will, for you are my God! L...
    Isaiah 40:11
    He will tend his flock like a shepherd; he will...
    Isaiah 49:10
    They shall not hunger or thirst, neither scorch...
  6. Cross References
    Proverbs 4:11
    I have taught you the way of wisdom; I have led you in the paths of uprightness.
    Proverbs 8:20
    I walk in the way of righteousness, in the paths of justice.
  7. Cross References
    Psalms 25:11
    For your name's sake, O Lord, pardon my guilt, ...
    Psalms 31:3
    For you are my rock and my fortress; and for yo...
    Psalms 79:9
    Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory ...
    Psalms 109:21
    But you, O God my Lord, deal on my behalf for y...
    Ezekiel 20:9
    But I acted for the sake of my name, that it sh...
    Ezekiel 20:14
    But I acted for the sake of my name, that it sh...
  8. Cross References
    Psalms 138:7
    Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you preserve my life; you stretch out your hand against the wrath of my enemies, and your right hand delivers me.
  9. Cross References
    Job 3:5
    Let gloom and deep darkness claim it. Let clouds dwell upon it; let the blackness of the day terrify it.
  10. Cross References
    Psalms 3:6
    I will not be afraid of many thousands of people who have set themselves against me all around.
    Psalms 27:1
    The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
    Psalms 27:3
    Though an army encamp against me, my heart shall not fear; though war arise against me, yet I will be confident.
    Psalms 118:6
    The Lord is on my side; I will not fear. What can man do to me?
  11. Cross References
    Exodus 3:12
    He said, "But I will be with you, and this shall be the sign for you, that I have sent you: when you have brought the people out of Egypt, you shall serve God on this mountain.
    Isaiah 43:2
    When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you.
  12. Cross References
    Micah 7:14
    Shepherd your people with your staff, the flock of your inheritance, who dwell alone in a forest in the midst of a garden land; let them graze in Bashan and Gilead as in the days of old.
  13. Cross References
    Psalms 78:19
    They spoke against God, saying, "Can God spread a table in the wilderness?
    Proverbs 9:2
    She has slaughtered her beasts; she has mixed her wine; she has also set her table.
    John 6:51
    I am the living bread that came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever. And the bread that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh.
    2 Samuel 17:27 - 29
    When David came to Mahanaim, Shobi the son of Nahash from Rabbah of the Ammonites, and Machir the son of Ammiel from Lo-debar, and Barzillai the Gileadite from Rogelim.
  14. Cross References
    Psalms 31:19
    Oh, how abundant is your goodness, which you have stored up for those who fear you and worked for those who take refuge in you, in the sight of the children of mankind!
  15. Cross References
    Psalms 45:7
    You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness. Therefore God, your God, has anointed you with the oil of gladness beyond your companions.
    Psalms 133:2
    It is like the precious oil on the head, running down on the beard, on the beard of Aaron, running down on the collar of his robes!
    Luke 7:46
    You did not anoint my head with oil, but she has anointed my feet with ointment.
    Psalms 92:10
    But you have exalted my horn like that of the wild ox; you have poured over me fresh oil.
  16. Cross References
    Psalms 16:5
    The Lord is my chosen portion and my cup; you hold my lot.
  17. Cross References
    Psalms 27:4
    One thing have I asked of the Lord, that will I seek after: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and to inquire in his temple.
  18. Cross References
    Psalms 21:4
    He asked life of you; you gave it to him, length of days forever and ever.
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