Psalm 23

A song of David.

23 The Lord is my shepherd.
    I will always have everything I need.[a]
He gives me green pastures to lie in.
    He leads me by calm pools of water.
He restores my strength.
    He leads me on right paths[b] to show that he is good.
Even if I walk through a valley as dark as the grave,[c]
    I will not be afraid of any danger, because you are with me.
    Your rod and staff[d] comfort me.
You prepared a meal for me in front of my enemies.
    You welcomed me as an honored guest.[e]
    My cup is full and spilling over.
Your goodness and mercy will be with me all my life,
    and I will live in the Lord’s house[f] a long, long time