Psalms 23:5

“Thou preparest a table before me, in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oyle, my cuppe runneth ouer.”

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Other Translations

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

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

  • 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?
  • Brenda
    The work of the shepherd is highly performed in silence as he alone understands the language and character of his flock. He is my shepherd, he understands me better than anyone else would. Always armed and ready to chasten if I go astray and protect me from any impending danger. God bless you.
  • Tammy
    I believe in the Lord n this very verse has brought me thru ment of times
  • Albrentriciton
    He ALWAYS on time! Even when I don t see it. Amen, Amen, and Amen!!!

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