Psalms 23:1

“(A Psalm of David.) The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Psalms 23:1

[A Psalme of Dauid.] The Lord is my shepheard, I shall not want.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not want.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Jehovah is my shepherd; I shall not want.
- American Standard Version (1901)

<A Psalm. Of David.> The Lord takes care of me as his sheep; I will not be without any good thing.
- Basic English Bible

{A Psalm of David.} Jehovah is my shepherd; I shall not want.
- Darby Bible

A Psalm of David. The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.
- Webster's Bible

Yahweh is my shepherd: I shall lack nothing.
- World English Bible

A Psalm of David. Jehovah [is] my shepherd, I do not lack,
- Youngs Literal Bible

A Psalm of David. The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Psalms 23:1

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 23:1

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.

23:3 Restoreth - Heb. He bringeth it back; from its errors and wandering. For - Not for any worth in me, but for the glory of his justice, and faithfulness, and goodness.

Discussion for Psalms 23

  • Justin Smith on Psalms 23:1
    23 - But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeker such to worship Him.

    24 - God is a Spirit: and they that worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth.
  • Justin Smith on Psalms 23:1
    Lk. 10:20 - Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in Heaven.

    Lk. 10:21 - In that hour Jesus rejoiced in spirit, and said, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes: even so, Father; for so it seemed good in they sight.
  • David Palm on Psalms 23:1
    Psalms 23 is all about our loving Father who created us even before the foundation of the world . I wore a pendant around my neck with the 23 psalm engraved on it while I was serving in Vietnam. Just like all the other words of God ,inspired by the Holy Ghost , according to Romans 12 : verse 2 ,we are called to prove God's Good , Acceptable , and perfect will , which is his word . To prove means to bring forth evidence , without a shadow of doubt by living it , by speaking it and can only be done by believing it ,that is by faith . The first 2 words in Hebrew 11: 1 says , Now Faith . Websters dictionary defines now as the time immediately preceding the present . My point is this , we can wear psalms 23 on a pendant around our necks and read it every day , however to live it out with the NOW kind of faith, proves God's complete word . Amen !
  • Adaora on Psalms 23:1
    Summary on psalm 23:5
  • Mrs Iseyemi Efe Blessing on Psalms 23:1
    Either He dose it or not" He is still God.
  • Don llewellyn on Psalms 23:1
    do, you have to read the bible and attend church services to go to heaven
  • Mishael - in Reply on Psalms 23:1
    It's like a conversation I had with my mother 6 months before she died. She never read her Bible. I just asked her one day, "aren't you even curious about your Savior you are going to be living with forever? And the wonders of heaven where you'll be living?

    Next day I see her at the table reading her Bible. Read it for over an hour. Became a part of her routine. She asked questions about when she'd see her parents and others who had died. If tell her about what Jesus likes. They need our participation to get them started. I read Psalms to her.

    I'll see her again. :)
  • Chris - in Reply on Psalms 23:1
    Bible reading & Church attendance are not criteria for entrance to Heaven: only your faith in the finished work of Jesus Christ on the Cross as your sin bearer & the Recipient of the penalty you (and I) rightly deserved. And through your acknowledgement of this & subsequent repentance of sins, the Spirit of God enters your life to give you a re-birth experience & a holiness & acceptability to God.

    In my understanding, after such an experience & encounter with a Holy, Merciful God, it behoves us to want to know Him and love Him more. And the chief ways of doing so is by attending to His Word, fellowship with the saints, & enjoying prayerful intimacy with Him.

    However, there are some who believe that "now I'm saved, I can do what I like". However, salvation is proven by a heart & mind change & remembering that "your body is (now) the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's." (1 Cor 6:19,20). Every blessing Don, as you consider this matter & the great cost that was made to redeem your spirit back to a loving God.
  • T. Levis - in Reply on Psalms 23:1
    John 3:16

    Mathew 7:22-27

    Mathew 25:31-46

    However there is blessing in reading HIS Word

    2 Timothy 2:15

    Psalm 1:1-3

    Psalm 119:105

    I'm from the USA, here we can freely buy, read, distribute & discuss the Bible, however In other countries I've heard testified people suffer death, imprisonment & horrible challenges just to take part in any of those. Some were trying to get 1 book into hands of churches overseas. I guess my question to you, is: to have the privilege to read or not read a collection of books written for benefit, life, guidance, wisdom (that others risk death to read) why not?

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