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

  • Eula Leonard
    This Shepherd, WILL BE TO YOU, WHATEVER YOU WANTS IT TO BE. HE WILL BE THAT AND MORE THAT IF WE PUT HIM FIRST IN OUR LIVES.WE GOT TO GIVE HIM A LIFE THAT IS PLEASING IN HIS SIGHT.
  • Saundra K. Thomas
    God loves us so much and he want's us to know that we will never be alone
  • Lori HardyJordan
    I am always encouraged about this prayer because it reminds me that God is still in the blessing business,Amen!
  • Thomas Duane
    I love this prayer it gives me courage, confidence hope and inspiration !
  • Denise
    Just wonderful...hearing someone that knows...you need the Holy Ghost to be saved...you cannot live for Jesus unless you have his spirit..it is impossible to please God with-out it......get it and your eyes will be opened you will see,hea and feel God inside you....Praise his holy name!!!
  • Ruby
    GOD'S goodness and mercy is upon man as long as man have Jesus in their heart. A wonderful scripture to read before bed with the family.

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