Psalms 23:2

“He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

He maketh me to lie downe in greene pastures: he leadeth mee beside the still waters.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

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

  • Bruce
    Humble:Your post seems out of place? What are you saying?
  • AnotherHumbleChristianSoldier
    Well said Humility, well said!
  • Emma
    I learned to memorize this 23rd psalm when I first started to church when I was a small child. I am almost 80 now and I repeat it every night before I start my prayers. It is so comforting and beautiful. God gave us the most beautiful words to worship him. God is so good and comforting. I love him always and forever.
  • Joseph isiekwene
    this Psalm is powerful and makes God to deliver us in all problems when we read it.
  • SONIA P
    Praise the Lord. I have had some hills to climb, some dark valleys. But JESUS was my Lilly in the valleys. Reading Psalm 23 daily reminded me that, JESUS is always with me though the road seem rough. He is my Shepherd who restores me and leads me in His righteousness. Praise GOD.
  • Sharon
    The 23rd Psalms resurrected my life this past week. I went from life support to a new day. God has really changed my life this week and also a lot of ppl in the process. I will never doubt him, bc He's real..

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