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

  • 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