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

  • Mary v Spencer
    I thank my Lord
  • Peter
    Hopeful, but hindered.
    I am still the same; hope that you are well; conquering the problem; and have faith that it can be done especially if God is with you. God is always with us when we allow Him to be. He has created us in his image; and allowed us to choose and He has given his son, Jesus to atone for and overcome our sins. Believe in God and Jesus and have faith. I do not know what else2say
  • Gayatri Florence
    As a kid I memorised psalms 23, now I am beginning to understand the meaning better. I know Jesus is my shepherd and his love for me is forever. I believe that Jesus is the son of God, was born of virgin Mary, was crucified for my sins, died, and rose again and will come to take me home. I believe.
  • Samantha Magee
    I love reading psalms 23.
  • Gina
    Psalm 23:2
    Several years ago, I was at home in a deep sleep. In my sleep, I heard this Scripture. I woke up repeating the Scripture. It was awesome!!!
    Life at that time was hectic. I had a teenage son on wrong path. God taught me to Praise Him! Today, I smile when I hear psalm 23:2.
  • Allen caslavka
    When I have trouble going to sleep, I say the our father, hail Mary, 23rd Psalm, Josh 1:9.

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