Psalms 23:2

“He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

He maketh me to lie downe in greene pastures: he leadeth mee beside the still waters.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

He makes me lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside quiet waters.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

He maketh me to lie down in green pastures; He leadeth me beside still waters.
- American Standard Version (1901)

He makes a resting-place for me in the green fields: he is my guide by the quiet waters.
- Basic English Bible

He maketh me to lie down in green pastures; he leadeth me beside still waters.
- Darby Bible

He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.
- Webster's Bible

He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters.
- World English Bible

In pastures of tender grass He causeth me to lie down, By quiet waters He doth lead me.
- Youngs Literal Bible

He maketh me to lie down in green pastures; He leadeth me beside the still waters.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 23:2


23:2 Lie down - To repose myself at noon, as the manner was in those hot countries. Green - Where there is both delight and plenty of provisions.


Discussion for Psalms 23

  • Stephanie von chance
    I PRAISE JESUS CHRIST FOR PSALMS CHAPTER 23. I LOVE 23 PSALMS IT IS ONE OF BEAUTFUL SCRIPTURE IN THE HOLLY BIBLE!!!!
  • Manuel Betancourt
    We can only depend trust in our heavenly father. Just have faith. Our heavenly father loves us all. God bless n may he grant you the opportunity to fulfill your dreams goals plans and wishes.
  • Rhonda
    Given praise to my Lord for his worthy of it all. This psalm really blessed me for the Lord is my Shepherd, and there is nothing impossible to him. His a healer, a way maker and a provider. Praise the name of Jesus our Lord and Savior
  • Margaret
    Indeed the Lord is the shepherd i need my whole life with him am at peace.
  • Candice
    This Psalm makes me cry it makes me think I'm not all alone in this world. If you could please take the time to send a prayer my way I will appreciate it. I have huge fibroids an I trust more in the Lord than I do man(doctors) thank you.
  • Richard
    The first verse really says all I need. He is my shepherd. His is the bread that sustains my spirit and my mortal flesh. His rod and staff are a resting place that gives the comfort of direction and protection against all that would do harm. It is fulfillment of all promises and a statement of love. In His name and by His Son(Acts 17:31).
    The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.

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