Psalms 23:5

“Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Thou preparest a table before me, in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oyle, my cuppe runneth ouer.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You have anointed my head with oil; My cup overflows.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: Thou hast anointed my head with oil; My cup runneth over.
- American Standard Version (1901)

You make ready a table for me in front of my haters: you put oil on my head; my cup is overflowing.
- Basic English Bible

Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies; thou hast anointed my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
- Darby Bible

Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of my enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
- Webster's Bible

You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil. My cup runs over.
- World English Bible

Thou arrangest before me a table, Over-against my adversaries, Thou hast anointed with oil my head, My cup is full!
- Youngs Literal Bible

Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies; Thou hast anointed my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 23:5


23:5 A table - Thou furnishest me with plenty of provisions and comforts. Oil - With aromatic ointments, which were then used at great feasts; thy comforts delight my soul. Runneth over - Thou hast given me a plentiful portions, signified by the cup, given to the guests by the master of the feast.


Discussion for Psalms 23:5

  • Humility for verse 5
    To get to Thee Table I WILL NEED A.God's Rod 1. Protection B. God's Staff 1. Guidance Without His Protection and Guidance I will get killed. The only way to this Table is with God's Protection and through His Guidance. May God's Richest and Best Be Yours
  • My Soul protector for verse 5
    It 's so good to read thoughts of believers. Thanks to everyone for sharing as indeed we all have enemies. The most dangerous is ones self, but the closer we draw near to God the path of our lives changes for good. God almighty is always with us.Amen
  • MockingBird for verse 5
    I believe that the table that is prepared for me is God 's word :When mine enemy comes against me in anything : sickness : addiction : adverse circumstances :condemnation : strife : doubt : unbelief from me or another : The table of God 's word is before me to defeat the enemy : The word of God is anointed : therefore my head is anointed : Oil is Holy Spirit : I am overflowing with His word that is anointed by Holy Spirit. I believe : therefore I have spoken and I obtain from my Lord God that is Almighty !!!
  • Oliver okoro for verse 5
    I believe God did it show and demonstrate his unstoppable power that at work in us eph 3v20 God new that he has put in us the ability to go ahead even in present of our enemies
  • In him we live...we move...and have our being. Praise him !!
  • I WOKE THIS MORNING... AND THE FIRST 12 WORDS OF PSALM 23 5 CAME TO MY MIND. SO I WENT TO THE COMPUTER AND FOUND THEM IN PSALM 23, WHICH I HAVE READ MANY MANY TIMES, AND HAVE QUOTED MANY TIMES. SATAN HAS A WAY OF STEALING THE WORD, AND ALSO WHERE IT IS WRITTEN. JESUS, DURING THE WILDERNESS TEST... ALWAYS QUOTED THE WORD TO SATAN, AND SATAN WOULD FLEE EACH TIME. JESUS SAID "IT IS WRITTEN.... " EACH TIME. AS I READ FROM ONE PERSON 'S RESPONSE ON THIS PSALM.... ABOUT HOW HIS THOUGHTS CAUSE HIM TO BE UPSET. JESUS SAID IN HIS WORD... WE WRESTLE NOT AGAINST BLOOD AND FLESH, BUT AGAINST POWERS OF DARKNESS... ".. AND IT IS WRITTEN... EPHESIANS 5 16 YOU WILL BE ABLE TO QUENCH ALL THE FLAMIING DARTS OF THE EVIL ONE " THOSE THOUGHTS THAT COME INTO YOUR MIND, THOSE THOUGHTS OF CONDEMNATION, ETC, ARE FROM THE ENEMY. SATAN WANTS YOU TO FOOL YOU TO BELIEVE IT IS YOU, NOT THE FIREY DARTS OF THE ENEMY. ITS IS WRITTEN..... AMEN AND AMEN!!!