Psalm 23

The Lord Is My Shepherd

1 The LORD is a my shepherd;
b I shall not 1 want.
2 c He makes me to lie down in 2 green pastures;
d He leads me beside the 3 still waters.
3 He restores my soul;
e He leads me in the paths of righteousness
For His name's sake.

4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of f the shadow of death,
g I will fear no evil;
h For You are with me;
Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.

5 You i prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;
You j 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 4 dwell in the house of the LORD
5 Forever.

  1. Cross References
    Psalms 78:52
    But He made His own people go forth like sheep,...
    Psalms 80:1
    Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel, You who lead Jo...
    Isaiah 40:11
    He will feed His flock like a shepherd; He will...
    Ezekiel 34:11
    For thus says the Lord GOD: "Indeed I Myself wi...
    Ezekiel 34:12
    As a shepherd seeks out his flock on the day he...
    John 10:11
    I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd gives...
    1 Peter 2:25
    For you were like sheep going astray, but have ...
    Revelation 7:16
    They shall neither hunger anymore nor thirst an...
    Revelation 7:17
    "for the Lamb who is in the midst of the throne...
  2. Cross References
    Psalms 34:9
    Oh, fear the LORD, you His saints! There is no want to those who fear Him.
    Psalms 34:10
    The young lions lack and suffer hunger; But those who seek the LORD shall not lack any good thing.
    Philippians 4:19
    And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
  3. Cross References
    Psalms 65:11 - 13
    You crown the year with Your goodness, And Your paths drip with abundance.
    Ezekiel 34:14
    I will feed them in good pasture, and their fold shall be on the high mountains of Israel. There they shall lie down in a good fold and feed in rich pasture on the mountains of Israel.
  4. Cross References
    Revelation 7:17
    "for the Lamb who is in the midst of the throne will shepherd them and lead them to living fountains of waters. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes."
  5. Cross References
    Psalms 5:8
    Lead me, O LORD, in Your righteousness because of my enemies; Make Your way straight before my face.
    Psalms 31:3
    For You are my rock and my fortress; Therefore, for Your name's sake, Lead me and guide me.
    Proverbs 8:20
    I traverse the way of righteousness, In the midst of the paths of justice.
  6. Cross References
    Job 3:5
    May darkness and the shadow of death claim it; May a cloud settle on it; May the blackness of the day terrify it.
    Job 10:21
    Before I go to the place from which I shall not return, To the land of darkness and the shadow of death.
    Job 10:22
    A land as dark as darkness itself, As the shadow of death, without any order, Where even the light is like darkness.'
    Job 24:17
    For the morning is the same to them as the shadow of death; If someone recognizes them, They are in the terrors of the shadow of death.
    Psalms 44:19
    But You have severely broken us in the place of jackals, And covered us with the shadow of death.
  7. Cross References
    Psalms 3:6
    I will not be afraid of ten 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 strength of my life; Of whom shall I be afraid?
  8. Cross References
    Psalms 16:8
    I have set the LORD always before me; Because He is at my right hand I shall not be moved.
    Isaiah 43:2
    When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; And through the rivers, they shall not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned, Nor shall the flame scorch you.
  9. Cross References
    Psalms 104:15
    And wine that makes glad the heart of man, Oil to make his face shine, And bread which strengthens man's heart.
  10. Cross References
    Psalms 92:10
    But my horn You have exalted like a wild ox; I have been anointed with fresh oil.
    Luke 7:46
    You did not anoint My head with oil, but this woman has anointed My feet with fragrant oil.
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
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