Psalm 23 – Expanded Bible Translation (EXB)

Psalm 23 – Expanded Bible Translation (EXB)

(Psa 23:1) The Lord is my shepherd; I have everything I need [will lack nothing].

(Psa 23:2) He lets me rest [makes me lie down] in green pastures. He leads me to calm [quiet] water.

(Psa 23:3) He gives me new strength [renews my soul]. He leads me on paths that are right [righteous; or straight] for the good [sake] of his name [reputation].

(Psa 23:4) Even if I walk through a very dark valley [or the shadow of death], I will not be afraid [fear no evil], because you are with me. Your rod and your shepherd’s staff comfort me.

(Psa 23:5) You prepare a meal [table] for me in front [the presence] of my enemies. You pour oil of blessing on my head [anoint my head with oil; oil was a means of refreshment in a hot, dry environment]; you fill my cup to overflowing [make my cup overflow; a cup of blessing].

(Psa 23:6) Surely your goodness and love [loyalty; mercy] will be with [pursue; follow] me all my life, and I will live in the house of the Lord forever [for length of days].


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