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Psalm 23 Expanded Bible (EXB)

The Lord the Shepherd

A psalm of David.

23 The Lord is my shepherd;
    I ·have everything I need [L will lack nothing].
He ·lets me rest [makes me lie down] in green pastures.
    He leads me to ·calm [quiet] water.
He ·gives me new strength [T renews my soul].
He leads me on paths that are ·right [righteous; or straight]
    for the ·good [sake] of his ·name [reputation].
Even if I walk through ·a very dark valley [or the shadow of death],
    I will ·not be afraid [T fear no evil],
because you are with me.
    Your rod and your shepherd’s staff comfort me.

You prepare a ·meal [L table] for me
    in ·front [the presence] of my enemies.
You ·pour oil of blessing on my head [anoint my head with oil; C oil was a means of refreshment in a hot, dry environment];
    you ·fill my cup to overflowing [L make my cup overflow; C a cup of blessing].
Surely your goodness and ·love [loyalty; T mercy] will ·be with [pursue; T follow] me
    all my life,
and I will live in the house of the Lord ·forever [L for length of days].

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