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

  • Emma Dale
    I read this 5 times. It gives me a calm feeling.
  • Joan
    This psalms really brings peace to my heart. I can rest asure knowing that God is in control no matter what I face in life. I feel truly blessed that I am a child of God.
  • Kelly
    HIS THOUGHTS ARE ALL WAYS PEACE AND NOT EVIL TO CAST EVERY CARE ON HIM Because he cares so deeply for us.!!!!!!!!!!
  • Robert
    The King James Version oh the 23rd is music to my ears the grandeur of God is projected in words. It is poetry and song--my cup runners over.
  • Nate
    This 23rd Psalm is avery important , however much is missed if I don't pause after the first verse. The Lord is My Shepherd, I shall not want.. If I am truly saying this then I realize that shepherds herd sheep, they provide for sheep .. Truly commiting to this verse, I realize I am sheep, my complete trust is in the Good Shepherd. This Christ said is like the Kingdom of God.
  • Victor
    I love this part of the bible so much it gives me hope and encouragement... i bless God for his Love to man kind.

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