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

  • Med
    I use the first verse of this psalm 23 in my prayer every time i was at my very difficult situation of my life and God proves me right to His words, He comforts me and strenghten me. This comfort that God only can give and i thank Him.He is the answer for everything!
  • Bandara herath
    Nicest chapter. Lord's creation, promises, salvation resurrection and heavenly place is explained here attractively.
  • Priscilla
    The lord always protected me there's no need to fear anyone he will cover me with his blood protect me from all even my enemies believe he is my Shepherd and I shall not want.I will trust in God he will answer my prayers. When I need him he's always there he lifts me up when I'm down he let me know as prayers go up blessings come down amen what a God we serve in Jesus name I believe only my God
  • Rose M. Banks
    I will not be afraid of the seen or the unseen, for the LORD is with me and will guide me while seeking the paths of righteousness , AMEN
  • Ernest
    Psalm 23 gives me more wisdom to understand the world of God
  • Cj
    I will build my foundation upon the rock which is the lord our god. I forsee the coming storms in my life and I'll not make it through with out you my dear precious lord jesus.