Psalms 23:2

“He maketh me to lie downe in greene pastures: he leadeth mee beside the still waters.”

1611 King James Version (KJV)




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Other Translations

He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.
- King James Version

He makes me lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside quiet waters.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

He maketh me to lie down in green pastures; He leadeth me beside still waters.
- American Standard Version (1901)

He makes a resting-place for me in the green fields: he is my guide by the quiet waters.
- Basic English Bible

He maketh me to lie down in green pastures; he leadeth me beside still waters.
- Darby Bible

He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.
- Webster's Bible

He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters.
- World English Bible

In pastures of tender grass He causeth me to lie down, By quiet waters He doth lead me.
- Youngs Literal Bible

He maketh me to lie down in green pastures; He leadeth me beside the still waters.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 23:2


23:2 Lie down - To repose myself at noon, as the manner was in those hot countries. Green - Where there is both delight and plenty of provisions.


Discussion for Psalms 23

  • Goddeva
    This was will written. I love this passage indeed.
  • LGH
    I recite Psalms 23 every morning. I think about every word and it gives me strength and courage.
  • Trinity
    No matter what situation we are facing, we are reminded in tis scripture that we should have fate in God as He is always with us and in control of our situation
  • Philip
    This particular psalm is one of comfort for his elect who live in an evil and unfriendly world who hate Christians and Christ. The psalm reminds us to pray for Gods healing power thru his holt spirit when we are feeling down and our spirits are troubled more so in this present age we love.
  • Anonymousplz
    The 'Valley of the Shadow of Death' could for some people be the valley of grief over another's death- the emotionally traumatic results of sorrow.
  • Dr.diana Jackson
    I beleive the lord prepares a table in the presents of our enemy,,, meaning we will eat be susseful even if the devil is in the present... that is my life experence,,, amen?

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