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

  • Wanda
    The Lord is my shepherd he puts angels around me to keep me
  • Karen
    I love reading psalms its incouraging
  • Clyde Lane
    The presence of the Lord is ever with those who acknowledge the Lord.
  • JESSE
    I WOULD LOVE TO RECEIVE BIBLICAL TEXTS LIKE THIS EVERY MORNING I LOVE PSALMS ESPECIALLY 23 I PRAY YOU ALL BE BLESSED IN YOUR MINISTRY,
  • Ingemar Höglander
    The best part of the book. THANK YOU for that psalm my Lord.
  • Bennie j white
    Truly I realize how much I appreciate this psalm,I recite it back to the Lord with my daily prayers and it has been instrumental in my relationship with Him.It creates an intimacy with Him because He desires to be intimate with us and as His works speak to our they become alive and take us beyond ourselves to relationship with the Lord that is delicately intimate. An example of His Love for us.Joy

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