Psalms 23

For the Lord your God is bringing you into a good land, a land of brooks of water, of fountains and springs, flowing forth in valleys and hills; a land of wheat and barley, of vines and fig trees and pomegranates, a land of olive oil and honey; a land where you shall eat food without scarcity, in which you shall not lack anything; a land whose stones are iron, and out of whose hills you can dig copper Deut.

Haydock It was customary to anoint the head of guests with perfumes, Matthew xxvi. March Learn how and when to remove this template message For Christians the image of God as a shepherd evokes connections not only with David but with Jesusdescribed as " Good Shepherd " in the Gospel of John.

We are not always lying down to feed, but are journeying onward toward perfection; hence we read, "he leadeth me beside the still waters. Even the casual reader will note a strong similarity between the Proverbs and the first Psalm.

David This is Psalms 23 verified in Acts 4: Whether or not we are able to grasp how a father could offer his virgin daughters to such a mob, we must at least gain some appreciation for the strong sense of obligation Lot felt to the two men in view of his hospitality.

Challoner Septuagint Greek: He hath brought me up, on the water of refreshment: The psalms envision a world in which everyone and everything will praise God, and God in turn will hear their prayers and respond. The consolations of the Holy Spirit are the still waters by which the saints are led; the streams which flow from the Fountain of living waters.

It is but the shadow of death: You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. The work of righteousness in peace. Thirteen have this description. There is no "if" nor "but," nor even "I hope so;" but he says, "The Lord is my shepherd.


It may appear at first glance that David would have written this psalm as a boy while tending his flock. Note that Sefer ha-Chinuch [43] states that this practice is designed not to achieve favor, as such, but rather to inculcate belief in Divine Providence into one's consciousness, consistently with Maimonides ' general view on Providence.

More than a third of the psalms are addressed to the Director of Music. God, as the caretaker, leads the sheep to green pastures verse 2 and still waters verse 2 because he knows that each of his sheep must be personally led to be fed.

It makes our study richer as we stand beside the author as he writes and as we feel his heartbeat, watch his tears, enjoy his laughter and join in his praise.

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Worthington Three of these are administered with oil. But those that would be satisfied with the blessings of his house, must keep close to the duties of it. Right will turn out right, and right is its own reward.

In our context the two senses evidently interact, so that the retrieving or reviving of the sheep pictures the deeper renewal of the man of God, spiritually perverse or ailing as he may be. The valley of the shadow of death may denote the most severe and terrible affliction, or dark dispensation of providence, that the psalmist ever could come under.

Anderson, Psalmsp. Berthier Christ has himself prepared this table St. Details found in v. This practice continues to be a requirement of monastics in the Oriental churches.

Some commentators see the shepherd imagery pervading the entire psalm.Psalm David declares, The Lord is my shepherd. A Psalm of David. 1 The Lord is my a shepherd; I shall not b want.

2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he a leadeth me beside the still waters. 3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of a righteousness for his b name’s sake.

4 Yea, though I a walk through the b valley of. 1 The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. 2 He makes me lie down in green pastures. he leads me beside quiet waters, 3 he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths. for his name’s sake.

4 Even though I walk. through the darkest valley, a I will fear no evil, for you are with me. Psalm 23 is a dearly loved Bible passage often quoted at funerals services.

Remember the assurance: "The Lord is my Shepherd; I shall not want.". Psalm 23 is the 23rd psalm of the Book of Psalms, generally known in English by its first verse, in the King James Version, "The Lord is my Shepherd".The Book of Psalms is the third section of the Hebrew Bible, and a book of the Christian Old the Greek Septuagint version of the Bible, and in its Latin translation the Vulgate, this psalm is Psalm 22 in a slightly different.

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Capturing the depth of the Psalms The seasons of our lives change. Using a model of orientation disorientation new orientation.

Psalms 23
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