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

  • Bruce
    Humble:Your post seems out of place? What are you saying?
  • AnotherHumbleChristianSoldier
    Well said Humility, well said!
  • Emma
    I learned to memorize this 23rd psalm when I first started to church when I was a small child. I am almost 80 now and I repeat it every night before I start my prayers. It is so comforting and beautiful. God gave us the most beautiful words to worship him. God is so good and comforting. I love him always and forever.
  • Joseph isiekwene
    this Psalm is powerful and makes God to deliver us in all problems when we read it.
  • SONIA P
    Praise the Lord. I have had some hills to climb, some dark valleys. But JESUS was my Lilly in the valleys. Reading Psalm 23 daily reminded me that, JESUS is always with me though the road seem rough. He is my Shepherd who restores me and leads me in His righteousness. Praise GOD.
  • Sharon
    The 23rd Psalms resurrected my life this past week. I went from life support to a new day. God has really changed my life this week and also a lot of ppl in the process. I will never doubt him, bc He's real..