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

  • 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!!