Psalms 23:3

“He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Psalms 23:3

He restoreth my soule: he leadeth me in the pathes of righteousnes, for his names sake.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

He restores my soul; He guides me in the paths of righteousness For His name's sake.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

He restoreth my soul: He guideth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.
- American Standard Version (1901)

He gives new life to my soul: he is my guide in the ways of righteousness because of his name.
- Basic English Bible

He restoreth my soul; he leadeth me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake.
- Darby Bible

He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.
- Webster's Bible

He restores my soul. He guides me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.
- World English Bible

My soul He refresheth, He leadeth me in paths of righteousness, For His name's sake,
- Youngs Literal Bible

He restoreth my soul; He guideth me in straight paths for His name's sake.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Psalms 23:3

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 23:3

23:3 Restoreth - Heb. He bringeth it back; from its errors and wandering. For - Not for any worth in me, but for the glory of his justice, and faithfulness, and goodness.

Discussion for Psalms 23

  • Saint Loren on Psalms 23:3
    I have been taught that God inhabits our praise. As I get references tp Psalms 23:3 yet I can not find a translation that says that. Is there such a scripture?
  • Chris - in Reply on Psalms 23:3
    You were nearly there :) Try Psalm 22:3. Though this refers to Israel yet it too is our experience, when we "offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name." (Hebrews 13:15).
  • Richard in Christ on Psalms 23:3
    Just some scripture stating that Jesus and the Father are two. John 8:

    16 And yet if I judge, my judgment is true: for I am not alone, but I and the Father that sent me.

    17 It is also written in your law, that the testimony of TWO men is true.

    18 I am one that bear WITNESS of myself, and the Father that sent me beareth WITNESS of me.
  • Mike on Psalms 23:3
    Several years ago I had a wonderful revelation regarding the part of this psalm that was quite unexpected and never forgotten. I think I may have been struggling with some type of illness looking for inspiration. The valley of the SHADOW of death is ultimately harmless because it's just fear.....just another mist that must be seen through to understand it's NOTHINGNESS. There is no SUBSTANCE in a SHADOW so what the psalmist is actually saying is that death is unreal as is disease (dis-ease), sin, poverty (living a Godless life), etc. These are nothing more than false concepts which is what Jesus tried to teach. If he hadn't understood these false narratives as being false he wouldn't have been able to do the wonderous works that he achieved. GOD IS ALL.
  • Mild Bill - in Reply on Psalms 23:3
    Mike, "death is unreal" - Death is very real, in fact, there is a second death. Revelation 20:14 The first death is separation from the body/Earth, and the second is eternal separation from God and to the eternal torment. "The wages of sin is death" Romans 6:23 Very real, and nobody else in the scriptures had more to say about hell and damnation than Jesus.
  • Rick Mentzer - in Reply on Psalms 23:3
    Good call mild Bill from rick
  • Linda on Psalms 23:3
    Suicide is murder but,whether that individual is sent to hell or not is totally up to GOD.The Father is very intelligent and knows the heart of one who commits suicide, as he knows the hearts of all of us. GOD takes into account of everything that lead the individual to self murder. His thoughts and ways are nowhere near ours, therefore we can't know what will happen to anyone who takes their own life. Our Father is righteous and fair and takes everything into consideration and I believe will judge accordingly
  • Carol - in Reply on Psalms 23:3
    Considering the topic of suicide, I concur with Linda.

    We do not have all of the answers on this side of Heaven.

    Let us not judge each other. God alone is our judge:

    He knows far beyond what we could even imagine.
  • Stanjett on Psalms 23:3
    The Angel that wrestled with Jacob was an angel. Not Jesus. The statement itself tells you it was a angel. Not a man and not Jesus.
  • Stephen Botts - in Reply on Psalms 23:3
    In the Old Testament, when you see 'angel ( Angel) of the Lord', it is the preincarnate Christ, Jesus Himself. Unless otherwise named (as Gabriel in the book of Daniel).


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