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Psalm 23 :: Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

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The Good Shepherd

A psalm of David.

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The LORD is my shepherd;

I have what I need.

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He lets me lie down in green pastures;

he leads me beside quiet waters.

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He renews my life;

he leads me along the right paths[fn]

for his name’s sake.

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Even when I go through the darkest valley,[fn]

I fear no danger,

for you are with me;

your rod and your staff ​— ​they comfort me.

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You prepare a table before me

in the presence of my enemies;

you anoint my head with oil;

my cup overflows.

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Only goodness and faithful love will pursue me

all the days of my life,

and I will dwell in[fn] the house of the LORD

as long as I live.[fn]

CSB Footnotes
Or me in paths of righteousness
Or the valley of the shadow of death
LXX, Sym, Syr, Tg, Vg, Jer; MT reads will return to
Lit Lord for length of days ; traditionally Lord forever

Christian Standard Bible®, Copyright © 2017 by Holman Bible Publishers.

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For more information on this translation, see the CSB Preface.

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