Psalm 23

1 (A psalm by David.) You, LORD, are my shepherd. I will never be in need.

2 You let me rest in fields of green grass. You lead me to streams of peaceful water,

3 and you refresh my life. You are true to your name, and you lead me along the right paths.

4 I may walk through valleys as dark as death, but I won't be afraid. You are with me, and your shepherd's rod makes me feel safe.

5 You treat me to a feast, while my enemies watch. You honor me as your guest, and you fill my cup until it overflows.

6 Your kindness and love will always be with me each day of my life, and I will live forever in your house, LORD.

The Contemporary English Version, c1995 by the American Bible Society.

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