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

  • Kiesha
    In Jesus name I pray not only for but others. I thank GOD for all my blessings and continued blessings!
  • OJO FOLORUNSO
    WHEN HIS (LORD) PRESENCE IS ATTAIN THE PRESENCE OF ENEMIES BECOME UNCONSEQUENTIAL PSALM 23 VERSE 5
  • Ann
    May God bless you, I just said a prayer for you. The Lord God will keep you and protect you, always have faith in the LORD JESUS CHRIST, he will see you through. Amen!
  • Marty P.
    I agree, something about the new American Catholic versions just doesn't cut it, it's like something's missing or left out. Restores peace to ones soul when recited in times of crisis, grief or turmoil......Thus endeth the Sermon. Amen.
  • Gladys H
    Love this prayer gives one peace and strength when reciting it. I don't care for the new american version. Guess its because the original one feels right. When reading it before bed make for a safe and restful night. God be with all of us in all we do.
  • Deniseann
    Psalm 23 is a constant reinder that believing and trusting God in my life, I will never lack. It gives me assurance that keeps me humble and refreshes my soul. Psalm 23 makes my heart smiles 😃.