Psalm 23:5
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New International Version
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.

New Living Translation
You prepare a feast for me in the presence of my enemies. You honor me by anointing my head with oil. My cup overflows with blessings.

English Standard Version
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.

New American Standard Bible
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You have anointed my head with oil; My cup overflows.

King James Bible
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.

International Standard Version
You prepare a table before me, even in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.

NET Bible
You prepare a feast before me in plain sight of my enemies. You refresh my head with oil; my cup is completely full.

New Heart English Bible
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil. My cup runs over.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
You have prepared tables in front of me opposite my enemies; you have anointed my head with oil and my cup overflows as if it were alive.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You prepare a banquet for me while my enemies watch. You anoint my head with oil. My cup overflows.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies; Thou hast anointed my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

New American Standard 1977
Thou dost prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;
            Thou hast anointed my head with oil;
            My cup overflows.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Thou shalt prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; thou hast anointed my head with oil; my cup is running over.

King James 2000 Bible
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies: you anoint my head with oil; my cup runs over.

American King James Version
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies: you anoint my head with oil; my cup runs over.

American Standard Version
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: Thou hast anointed my head with oil; My cup runneth over.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thou hast prepared a table before me against them that afflict me. Thou hast anointed my head with oil; and my chalice which inebriateth me, how goodly is it!

Darby Bible Translation
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies; thou hast anointed my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

English Revised Version
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou hast anointed my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

Webster's Bible Translation
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of my enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

World English Bible
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil. My cup runs over.

Young's Literal Translation
Thou arrangest before me a table, Over-against my adversaries, Thou hast anointed with oil my head, My cup is full!
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
23:1-6 Confidence in God's grace and care. - "The Lord is my shepherd." In these words, the believer is taught to express his satisfaction in the care of the great Pastor of the universe, the Redeemer and Preserver of men. With joy he reflects that he has a shepherd, and that shepherd is Jehovah. A flock of sheep, gentle and harmless, feeding in verdant pastures, under the care of a skilful, watchful, and tender shepherd, forms an emblem of believers brought back to the Shepherd of their souls. The greatest abundance is but a dry pasture to a wicked man, who relishes in it only what pleases the senses; but to a godly man, who by faith tastes the goodness of God in all his enjoyments, though he has but little of the world, it is a green pasture. The Lord gives quiet and contentment in the mind, whatever the lot is. Are we blessed with the green pastures of the ordinances, let us not think it enough to pass through them, but let us abide in them. 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. Those only are led by the still waters of comfort, who walk in the paths of righteousness. The way of duty is the truly pleasant way. The work of righteousness in peace. In these paths we cannot walk, unless. God lead us into them, and lead us on in them. Discontent and distrust proceed from unbelief; an unsteady walk is the consequence: let us then simply trust our Shepherd's care, and hearken to his voice. 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. Between the part of the flock on earth and that which is gone to heaven, death lies like a dark valley that must be passed in going from one to the other. But even in this there are words which lessen the terror. It is but the shadow of death: the shadow of a serpent will not sting, nor the shadow of a sword kill. It is a valley, deep indeed, and dark, and miry; but valleys are often fruitful, and so is death itself fruitful of comforts to God's people. It is a walk through it: they shall not be lost in this valley, but get safe to the mountain on the other side. Death is a king of terrors, but not to the sheep of Christ. When they come to die, God will rebuke the enemy; he will guide them with his rod, and sustain them with his staff. There is enough in the gospel to comfort the saints when dying, and underneath them are the everlasting arms. The Lord's people feast at his table, upon the provisions of his love. Satan and wicked men are not able to destroy their comforts, while they are anointed with the Holy Spirit, and drink of the cup of salvation which is ever full. Past experience teaches believers to trust that the goodness and mercy of God will follow them all the days of their lives, and it is their desire and determination, to seek their happiness in the service of God here, and they hope to enjoy his love for ever in heaven. While here, the Lord can make any situation pleasant, by the anointing of his Spirit and the joys of his salvation. But those that would be satisfied with the blessings of his house, must keep close to the duties of it.
Study Bible
The Lord is My Shepherd
4Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil, for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me. 5You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You have anointed my head with oil; My cup overflows. 6Surely goodness and lovingkindness will follow me all the days of my life, And I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.…
Cross References
Luke 7:46
You did not anoint My head with oil, but she has anointed My feet with perfume.

Psalm 16:5
The LORD is the portion of my inheritance and my cup; You support my lot.

Psalm 31:19
How great is Your goodness, Which You have stored up for those who fear You, Which You have wrought for those who take refuge in You, Before the sons of men!

Psalm 73:10
Therefore his people return to this place, And waters of abundance are drunk by them.

Psalm 78:19
Then they spoke against God; They said, "Can God prepare a table in the wilderness?

Psalm 92:10
But You have exalted my horn like that of the wild ox; I have been anointed with fresh oil.

Psalm 104:15
And wine which makes man's heart glad, So that he may make his face glisten with oil, And food which sustains man's heart.

Psalm 141:5
Let the righteous smite me in kindness and reprove me; It is oil upon the head; Do not let my head refuse it, For still my prayer is against their wicked deeds.

Proverbs 27:9
Oil and perfume make the heart glad, So a man's counsel is sweet to his friend.

Ecclesiastes 9:8
Let your clothes be white all the time, and let not oil be lacking on your head.
Treasury of Scripture

You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies: you anoint my head with oil; my cup runs over.

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Psalm 31:19,20 Oh how great is your goodness, which you have laid up for them that fear you…

Psalm 104:15 And wine that makes glad the heart of man, and oil to make his face …

Job 36:16 Even so would he have removed you out of the strait into a broad …

Isaiah 25:6 And in this mountain shall the LORD of hosts make to all people a …

John 6:53-56 Then Jesus said to them, Truly, truly, I say to you, Except you eat …

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John 16:22 And you now therefore have sorrow: but I will see you again, and …

thou anointest [heb.] makest fat

Psalm 45:7 You love righteousness, and hate wickedness: therefore God, your …

Psalm 92:10 But my horn shall you exalt like the horn of an unicorn: I shall …

Amos 6:6 That drink wine in bowls, and anoint themselves with the chief ointments: …

Matthew 6:17 But you, when you fast, anoint your head, and wash your face;

2 Corinthians 1:21 Now he which establishes us with you in Christ, and has anointed us, is God;

1 John 2:20,27 But you have an unction from the Holy One, and you know all things…

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Psalm 16:5 The LORD is the portion of my inheritance and of my cup: you maintain my lot.

Psalm 116:13 I will take the cup of salvation, and call on the name of the LORD.

1 Corinthians 10:16 The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the …

Ephesians 3:20 Now to him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that …

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