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

  • Brianna Shaffer
    This is the best chapter and verses in the whole bible. I am saved and I do fully believe and rely on God. FROG. Fully Rely On God. Please follow the path God has planned for you.
  • Ibioro Austine
    I always use the psalm when ever i'm in despair. It make me feel belonging expercially when it said the Lord is my Shepherd and if He is my Shepherd i don't need be worried over any thing because He own every thing that exit on earth and in heaven. So each time i pray with this psalm i feel fulfill because all the courage i needed are in. I am completely restored in His hand.
  • B J Freeman
    This is a true chapter, when you read I shall not want this goes way and beyond the earth God watches over all his children, God love is so awesome God is good all the time and all the time God is good even when God children is not
  • Lisa M Davenport
    If only the world would read and reflect on this Psalm and know what true peace is. Jesus gives me the peace that surpasses all understanding when I read it. It's as though he breathes His life back into me and strengthens me when I read this Psalm. May all know his peace!
  • Alan cockerham
    My parents passed in 2013 and psalms 23 was my moms favorite verse I find myself looking to it often for strengh.
  • BARBARA
    I had to pick up something so heavy to me; for someone I love. I did not think i could do it.. For some reason never knowing this verse I started to carry it and saying the first few lines. Not understanding why and were this came from, I looked it up... It explained me and why the lord has giving me a second chance "my cup runith over'

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