The Twenty-third Psalm
Interpreted

T he Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want…
Because He fulfills me.
He makes me to lie down in green pastures,…
And I rest in Him.
He leads me beside still waters…
I am following Him and my soul is restored.
He leads me in the paths of righteousness, so that my life will glorify His name.
Yes, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil for You are with me,
I am never alone.
Your rod …of correction,
And Your staff… Of guidance, they comfort me.
You prepare a table of everything I need in the presence of my enemies,
And there is nothing they can do because of the anointing;
For You anoint my head with the oil of the Holy Spirit,
And the cup You have filled within me is overflowing
Surely the goodness and mercy ,
Of Your presence,
Shall follow me wherever I go,
And I know that I have the security of dwelling in the house of the Lord forever.
For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should
Not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16

copyright 2006 by H.D. Shively

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