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

  • Mary v Spencer
    I thank my Lord
  • Peter
    Hopeful, but hindered.
    I am still the same; hope that you are well; conquering the problem; and have faith that it can be done especially if God is with you. God is always with us when we allow Him to be. He has created us in his image; and allowed us to choose and He has given his son, Jesus to atone for and overcome our sins. Believe in God and Jesus and have faith. I do not know what else2say
  • Gayatri Florence
    As a kid I memorised psalms 23, now I am beginning to understand the meaning better. I know Jesus is my shepherd and his love for me is forever. I believe that Jesus is the son of God, was born of virgin Mary, was crucified for my sins, died, and rose again and will come to take me home. I believe.
  • Samantha Magee
    I love reading psalms 23.
  • Gina
    Psalm 23:2
    Several years ago, I was at home in a deep sleep. In my sleep, I heard this Scripture. I woke up repeating the Scripture. It was awesome!!!
    Life at that time was hectic. I had a teenage son on wrong path. God taught me to Praise Him! Today, I smile when I hear psalm 23:2.
  • Allen caslavka
    When I have trouble going to sleep, I say the our father, hail Mary, 23rd Psalm, Josh 1:9.