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

  • Mild Bill
    The Lord is not remote,but daily in my life,for my good.His hand is upon my heart and soul.He is intimate with all his people,my brethren for who he gave his Son.I know his mercy,I need his leading,he is always glorious to me.An eternal life is mine to sing his praises without end.Justice,Truth,Love is his character name.
  • Lilian
    THOUGH PREPARETH THE TABLE BEFORE MINE ENEMIES YOU HAVE ANOINTED MY HEAD WITH OIL MY CUP RUN OVER. ALL PRAISES TO YOU JESUS JEHOVA JIREH THE LORD MY PROVIDER. THANK YOU JESUS FOR THE BLOOD YOU SHED FOR US I AM READY TO RECEIVE YOUR MIRACLE BLESSING AND HEALING FOR ME AND FAMILY LORD JESUS MY SAVIOR MY ROCK AND MY SALVATION SHALOM AMEN HALLELUJAH
  • Steve morrow
    PSALM 78:19 YEA THEY SPAKE AGAINST GOD THEY SAID CAN GOD FURNISH A TABLE IN THE WILDERNESS --20-- BEHOLD HE SMOTE THE ROCK THAT THE WATERS GUSHED OUT AND THE STREAMS OVERFLOWED CAN HE GIVE BREAD ALSO CAN HE PROVIDE FLESH FOR HIS PEOPLE --21--THEREFORE THE LORD HEARD THIS AND WAS WROTH SO A FIRE WAS KINDLED AGAINST JACOB AND ANGER ALSO CAME UP AGAINST ISRAEL PROVERBS 3:3 LET NOT MERCY AND TRUTH FORSAKE THEE BIND THEM ABOUT THY NECK WRITE THEM UPON THE TABLE OF THY HEART PSLAM 25:10 ALL THE PATHS OF THE LORD ARE MERCY AND TRUTH --UNTO SUCH--AS KEEP HIS --- COVENANT AND HIS TESTIMONIES 1 CORINTHIANS 10:21 YOU CANNOT DRINK THE CUP OF THE LORD AND THE CUP OF devils YOU CANNOT BE PARTAKERS OF THE LORDS TABLE AND THE TABLE OF devils
  • Melodie
    "thy rod and thy staff they comfort me." I am counted and protected. I praise my Lord Jehovah-Rohi! This Psalm and all that it represents about his love for me has always been filling. I may stray. He'll hear my blats in the deep dark woods. He will come for me. He may need to break my legs to keep me within the flock. But he will always care for me and keep me. The wolf he will destroy.
  • Carries
    Yea though i walk through the valley of the shadow of death......
    That would be our walk through this world. His rod and staff...he protects us, by his chastisement, so he won't lose us to this world, we should have no fear.
  • Haener Elie
    The Psalm 23 has shown to me that in spite of one's authority or position in this life, a total submission to our LORD is not only recommended but deemed essential. The psalmist has carefully selected the LORD as his shepherd, therefore, considered himself a sheep whose protection and even life depends totally on the shepherd. With that in mind he declared : "The LORD is my shepherd I shall..."