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

  • Willie gilbert
    I know the Lord is my Shepard if you believe in Him you shall not want he is food to my soul.
  • Regina wright
    My son "Matthew Paul Hamm" passed away on November 29th, 2016, he was 32 and as my heart is breaking I learned that Matthew was reading the bible and asking questions and praying with some older Christian men he had befriended, and that he found comfort in the passage of Psalms 23 this has brought me so much comfort and peace although I miss him dearly I know he is with God in Heaven an Angel.
  • Caroline
    its a powerful psalm that I always wish to read. A powerful psalm that most people did not know or take very important. It always remind me that God is always there for me if I obey and have faith in Him.
  • Steve
    Grace Grace Grace! There is nothing more joyous!
  • Angelina mansour
    I love it. It gives me peace when i read it and i rember when my brother was dying in the hospital i had the greatest honor of reading it to him. I know he is not suffering any more
  • Joy arun Peter
    It taught me how to lead my life and thank God my son was inspired by Psalms that he reads and prays everyday praise be to Jesus