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 for Psalms 23:2

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 for Psalms 23:2

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 23:2

  • Ann on Psalms 23:2
    The Holy Ghost spoke the words "still waters" while in prayer. I know that God wants me to rest in Him, he has a great plan for my life. First, I must taste of His goodness and know that He is God!
  • Hunger and Thirst For More of Jesus - in Reply on Psalms 23:2
    Jesus said "I AM the Bread of Life".

    The Word of God, is bread.

    Jesus told satan out in the desert on a 40 day fast: IT IS WRITTEN..........

    Satan lost every argument.

    We need to be so full of the Bible, that satan doesn't have a chance to deceive us.

    Two scriptures work well together:

    1 Perfect Love (Jesus) Casts out...Fear (big demon)

    2 Fear hath Torments (he has other demons that torment us.

    Jesus gives us the Authority to use His Name, and His Word: to bind the demons,

    Cast them into outer darkness, forbid their return;

    To set the captives free, to set at liberty those who are bruised and to heal them.

    Tiny testimony: one time when I was a baby Christian, I saw myself in a vision of what Jesus saw in me.

    "A big table was laid out with fabulous food: milk, meat, pizza, barbecue...". I had my elbows up and was dragging food over to my plate, eating like I was starved. To my right I hear this most wonderful laughing. I look up a sec to see other people's eyes bugged out. I slump down with a chicken leg in my fist and I look to see who's laughing: it was Jesus! He was leaning back in His throne laughing with me; not at me."

    Jesus wants us to have a healthy appetite for His Word; the Bible. Ask and The Holy Spirit will Teach you EVERYTHING.

    Earlier that day an older Christian saw something I was reading and he shouted at me loud, "you cannot read college level Bible!!!! Get back into Bible Milk". He stalked off and left me feeling really stupid.

    ( I had been reading how the Body of Christ is to work together.)

    There is a reason to choose the Holy Spirit to be your Teacher; he helps us Pray; He tells us how to war and win.

    If this encourages you to wade in deep with Jesus, the you are the one Jesus was looking at. You can have as much as you desire. He rejoices in your efforts. We are HIS BODY. If you draw close to Him, He will draw close to you.

    Best of all pleasure you can have, is to hear Jesus's laugh. He's real.
  • Ann - in Reply on Psalms 23:2
    Thank you for the encouraging words! Blessings to you!
  • Robert Udok on Psalms 23:2
    Psalms 23 is a consolation, when you are down you find lifting, when you are discourage you find courage. when you beleive in the Lord.
  • Patricia stubblefield on Psalms 23:2
    The lord,The Shepherd, Our Deliver is all we need,He knows life and he gives rest to the Beleiver ,,But to the unbleiver there no rest,
  • Deneen Pritchett on Psalms 23:2
    The words in the 23 psalm are word perfectly and powerful it rejoice in my spirit and soul all the books in the bible are mighty powerful words of things yet to come amen
  • KB on Psalms 23:2
    God will make a way for us. There is nothing to worry about. Facing trial and tribulations? Have God as your shepherd. Let Him into your heart!
  • Zela rose on Psalms 23:2
    i love the book of psalms .bescase jesus is my life
  • Debbie on Psalms 23:2
    Rest God wants us to rest by trusting in His Word Think about what God is saying in this Verse Lying down in green pastures will give you a feeling of peace Nothing bothering you feeling like everything is going to be OK No worries give it to Him Then your peace comes as your faith brings you to walk next to the still waters very peacefully and confident Giving him all your trust to take care of what you are going through will give you this feeling Try it
  • Eka Bassey on Psalms 23:2
    All round rest spiritually, emotionally and financially. God gives contentment and supplies.


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