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

  • April A. Hawley
    It summarizes the gifts of salvation to those who accept our Lord Jesus. Only a loving Father could give such gifts. Reading it gives the believer the peace that can only come from God, who deserves all praise.
  • Ursula
    I loved this Psalms since I was a child and never stopped...
    Live believing in this scripture no matter which way my life was going..
    And repeated a lot
  • Helen Paredes
    Praise you heavenly power above us all clean spirits Mercy love peace faith family joining together keep us safe and love one another amen glory to high power
  • A disciple
    Dear David, There is not a sparrow that falls to the ground without our Father in heaven; and He knows the way that we take. I find it a strength in times of difficulty, to know that "we are not our own;" and that our lives are His, and on loan to us as His servants, for His use. God has made it clear, that all that we suffer wrongfully, He will remember and judge when the fullness of time comes.
  • Paleho Khalatha
    David says even though l walk in the valley of darkness l shall fear not. The valley is a test but not destiny. If we pass through the valley it does not mean we will die there is just a route. Our destiny is beyond the velley. We need not worry about the valley because even in that velley God is with us.
  • Erica
    Psalms 23 means to me and makes me feel like God and Jesus Christ is MY one and only Father that will and is Protecting me from all evil...HE will definitely comfort and keep me at peace always until we meet again in Paradise, God Kingdom, and Heaven without anymore problems, stress, or issues!!

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