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

  • Kiesha
    In Jesus name I pray not only for but others. I thank GOD for all my blessings and continued blessings!
  • OJO FOLORUNSO
    WHEN HIS (LORD) PRESENCE IS ATTAIN THE PRESENCE OF ENEMIES BECOME UNCONSEQUENTIAL PSALM 23 VERSE 5
  • Ann
    May God bless you, I just said a prayer for you. The Lord God will keep you and protect you, always have faith in the LORD JESUS CHRIST, he will see you through. Amen!
  • Marty P.
    I agree, something about the new American Catholic versions just doesn't cut it, it's like something's missing or left out. Restores peace to ones soul when recited in times of crisis, grief or turmoil......Thus endeth the Sermon. Amen.
  • Gladys H
    Love this prayer gives one peace and strength when reciting it. I don't care for the new american version. Guess its because the original one feels right. When reading it before bed make for a safe and restful night. God be with all of us in all we do.
  • Deniseann
    Psalm 23 is a constant reinder that believing and trusting God in my life, I will never lack. It gives me assurance that keeps me humble and refreshes my soul. Psalm 23 makes my heart smiles 😃.

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