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

  • Joy arun Peter
    It taught me how to lead my life and thank God my son was inspired by Psalms that he reads and prays everyday praise be to Jesus
  • Joyce Ballentine
    Psalm 23:1 "The LORD is my shepherd, I lack nothing." MY MY MY! NO MATTER WHAT IS GOING IN THE WORLD OR IN MY LIFE, I WILL LACK NOTHING CAUSE OF MY SHEPHERD! MY SHEPHERD LEADS ME AND GUIDES ME EVEN WHEN I AM STUBBORN AND HARD HEADED! CAUSE OF MY SHEPHERD I DON'T HAVE TO STRESS OVER TEMPORARY THINGS IN THIS TEMPORARY WORLD! THANK U LORD FOR BEING MY SHEPHERD EVERY DAY OF MY LIFE AND NOT JUST ON SUN
  • Harold Johnson
    The 23rd bring me such great comfort knowing that he is the god that would supply all my needs.
  • Essienne
    I have been looking for such a commentary on the King James version of 1611 for a long time. This interpretation is simple and makes the reading of the word that much more meaningful to me. Thank you.
  • Nalini
    I love this Psalm very much. It gave me so much peace, hope and inspiration in my life on a daily basis.
  • Linda Gordon
    I love to read Psalms 23. When I was a little child my mother would say this verses all the time around the house. She said it do much, i learn the words listen to her. She would tell me to recite this verse everyday. One of my favorite today.

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