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 23:2

  • Robert Udok for verse 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 for verse 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 for verse 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
  • Zela rose for verse 2
    i love the book of psalms .bescase jesus is my life
  • Those who find Jesus find peace. The Saviour gives us of His Spirit, and through the Holy Ghost, we learn patience, wisdom, contentment and godliness... Those who spend time in prayer find rest in a Saviour that will never leave us nor forsake us.
  • This verse communicates REST! When life throws you situations of unrest, God will give you rest in the midst of the turmoil, and literally provide moments of quiet reprieve and peace and the assurance that he is in control

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