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

  • David
    praise God,we must be on the specific route that goodness and mercy follows or else we won't be followed by them. If we need them to follow us all the days of our lives,let's stay on there track all the days of our lives amen and amen.
  • Norm
    Our Father in heaven, bless all who put their trust in You LORD JESUS! Create in us clean hearts and renew right spirits within us that we may serve You in truth, righteousness, faith, love and charity forevermore! Make us to love our neighbor as we love our self and make us to love our enemies according to Your will, LORD GOD Most High! In CHRIST JESUS the SAVIOUR we live forevermore and in CHRIST JESUS we pray asking all these things and giving Thee thanks heavenly Father for blessings innumerable and gifts unspeakable. Amen.
  • Shawn Carrington
    HALLELUJAH AND AMEN!! GLORY BE THE ALMIGHTY!!
  • Stephanie
    I love the 23rd Psalm God is with us when we come into the world an departure from the world. God is with us all days of our life on earth. This scripture is use at a lot of funerals.
  • Debashish Banerjee
    Abiding in the vine is the most important act of volition that shall realize the Promise of the quoted Psalm. One has to serve the Gospel through acts and thoughts to be able to claim the promise
  • Gerldine cole
    Jesus is my all and all he is my helper in times of trouble he is a friend when my friends cannot be found he my sister and brother when my sister and brother cannot be found he is lawyer in a court room my doctor in time of sickness praise the Lord Jesus