Psalms 23:5

“Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Thou preparest a table before me, in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oyle, my cuppe runneth ouer.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You have anointed my head with oil; My cup overflows.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: Thou hast anointed my head with oil; My cup runneth over.
- American Standard Version (1901)

You make ready a table for me in front of my haters: you put oil on my head; my cup is overflowing.
- Basic English Bible

Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies; thou hast anointed my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
- Darby Bible

Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of my enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
- Webster's Bible

You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil. My cup runs over.
- World English Bible

Thou arrangest before me a table, Over-against my adversaries, Thou hast anointed with oil my head, My cup is full!
- Youngs Literal Bible

Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies; Thou hast anointed my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 23:5


23:5 A table - Thou furnishest me with plenty of provisions and comforts. Oil - With aromatic ointments, which were then used at great feasts; thy comforts delight my soul. Runneth over - Thou hast given me a plentiful portions, signified by the cup, given to the guests by the master of the feast.


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
  • Alan cockerham
    My parents passed in 2013 and psalms 23 was my moms favorite verse I find myself looking to it often for strengh.
  • Cathy
    This was my mother's favorite scripture, it has given me peace knowing that God was with her when she passed and that she was also at peace.
  • Theresa Ann groomes
    There are no adequate words to describe the peace of knowing I am the child of a king, that the creator of the universe knew my name before I was concieved, and keeps me securely in the palm of his hand. I am truly loved.