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

  • Lovera woods
    The LORD IS MY SHEPHERD. HE ALWAYS PROTECTS ME FROM DANGER SEEN AND UNSEEN, HE BINDS ALL ACCIDENTS AND DEATH I THANK HIM DAILY AND NIGHTLY. I LOVE. I THANK HIM FOR SAVING ME, I'M GRATIFUL FOR HIM AND HIS LOVE. THANK YOU JESUS! YOU SHED YOUR BLOOD FOR ME HALLALUEJAH!!
  • Ben Seth
    He is a faithful God. Call on him in time of need and He will surely come to your aid. He niether sleeps or slumbers. Giving my life to Jesus is the best thing that ever happened to me. May yours be better as you take that step. Psalm 23 always lifts up my spirit when i am overwhelmed.
  • Joshua
    Whenever I found myself under hard circumstances; once I remember that 'The LORD IS MY SHEPHERD.............He is with me always, and that His rod and His staff comfort me! Ooh! I find my self safe and secured because of His unfailing Love and Mercy! I LOVE YOU LORD JESUS! for You loved me when I was still weak.
  • LEE
    its a very powerful prayer, I have tested and tried it. when you are going through rough times, please stop talking and complaining to people and talk to your Shepherd, He is ever ready to take you through.
  • Jen
    Psalms 23
    I always gives me comfort knowing God always be there for me. It's my favorite scripture in the Bible.
  • GMBlessed
    I know that The Lord is my Shepherd. For 7 1/2 hours during a Posterial Laminectomy Surgery I was in the shadow
    of death. God carried me all the way. Didn't know that I was in the World. Like the good Shepherd He took care of
    me and guided the Doctors and Medical Staff. Surely "goodness and mercy " follows me each day of my life.
    Still recovering , but I am thankful.

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