Psalm 23:1
New International Version
A psalm of David. The LORD is my shepherd, I lack nothing.

New Living Translation
A psalm of David. The LORD is my shepherd; I have all that I need.

English Standard Version
The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.

Berean Study Bible
A Psalm of David. The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.

New American Standard Bible
A Psalm of David. The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not want.

King James Bible
A Psalm of David. The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.

Christian Standard Bible
The LORD is my shepherd; I have what I need.

Contemporary English Version
You, LORD, are my shepherd. I will never be in need.

Good News Translation
The LORD is my shepherd; I have everything I need.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
A Davidic psalm. The LORD is my shepherd; there is nothing I lack.

International Standard Version
The LORD is the one who is shepherding me; I lack nothing.

NET Bible
A psalm of David. The LORD is my shepherd, I lack nothing.

New Heart English Bible
[A Psalm by David.] The LORD is my shepherd; I lack nothing.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Lord Jehovah will shepherd me and I shall lack nothing.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
[A psalm by David.] The LORD is my shepherd. I am never in need.

JPS Tanakh 1917
A Psalm of David. The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.

New American Standard 1977
The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not want.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.

King James 2000 Bible
The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not lack.

American King James Version
The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.

American Standard Version
Jehovah is my shepherd; I shall not want.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
A Psalm of David. The Lord tends me as a shepherd, and I shall want nothing.

Douay-Rheims Bible
A psalm for David. The Lord ruleth me: and I shall want nothing.

Darby Bible Translation
{A Psalm of David.} Jehovah is my shepherd; I shall not want.

English Revised Version
A Psalm of David. The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.

Webster's Bible Translation
A Psalm of David. The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.

World English Bible
Yahweh is my shepherd: I shall lack nothing.

Young's Literal Translation
A Psalm of David. Jehovah is my shepherd, I do not lack,
Study Bible
The LORD is My Shepherd
1A Psalm of David. The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. 2He makes me lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside quiet waters.…
Cross References
John 10:11
I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down His life for the sheep.

Philippians 4:19
And my God will supply all your needs according to His glorious riches in Christ Jesus.

1 Peter 2:25
For you were like sheep going astray, but now you have returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.

Revelation 7:17
For the Lamb in the center of the throne will be their shepherd. He will lead them to springs of living water, and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.'"

Genesis 49:24
Yet he steadied his bow, and his strong arms were tempered by the hands of the Mighty One of Jacob, in the name of the Shepherd, the Rock of Israel,

Psalm 34:9
Fear the LORD, you His saints, for those who fear Him lack nothing.

Psalm 34:10
Young lions go lacking and hungry, but those who seek the LORD lack no good thing.

Psalm 78:52
He led out His people like sheep and guided them like a flock in the wilderness.

Psalm 80:1
Hear us, O Shepherd of Israel, who leads Joseph like a flock; You who sit enthroned between the cherubim, shine forth.

Isaiah 40:11
He tends His flock like a shepherd; He gathers the lambs in His arms and carries them close to His heart. He gently leads the nursing ewes.

Jeremiah 31:10
Hear, O nations, the word of the LORD, and proclaim it in distant coastlands, saying: "The One who scattered Israel will gather them and keep them as a shepherd guards his flock.

Ezekiel 34:11
For this is what the Lord GOD says: 'Behold, I Myself will search for My flock and seek them out.

Ezekiel 34:15
I will tend My flock and make them lie down, declares the Lord GOD.

Treasury of Scripture

The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.

I shall

Psalm 34:9,10
O fear the LORD, ye his saints: for there is no want to them that fear him…

Psalm 84:11
For the LORD God is a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.

Matthew 6:33
But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.







Lexicon
A Psalm
מִזְמ֥וֹר (miz·mō·wr)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4210: Instrumental music, a poem set to notes

of David.
לְדָוִ֑ד (lə·ḏā·wiḏ)
Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1732: David -- perhaps 'beloved one', a son of Jesse

The LORD
יְהוָ֥ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

is my shepherd;
רֹ֝עִ֗י (rō·‘î)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 7462: To tend a, flock, pasture it, in, to graze, to rule, to associate with

I shall not
לֹ֣א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

want.
אֶחְסָֽר׃ (’eḥ·sār)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 2637: To lack, need, be lacking, decrease
(1) Shepherd.--This image, as applied to God, appears in Hebrew literature first (Genesis 48:15; Genesis 49:24) of his relation to the individual (comp. Psalm 119:176); as the shepherd of His people the image is much more frequent (Psalm 78:52; Psalm 80:1; Isaiah 40:11; Isaiah 63:11; Ezekiel 34; Micah 7:14).

Verse 1. - The Lord is my Shepherd. This metaphor, so frequent in the later Scriptures (Isaiah 40:11; Isaiah 49:9, 10; Jeremiah 31:10; Ezekiel 34:6-19; John 10:11-19, 26-28; Hebrews 13:20; 1 Peter 2:25; 1 Peter 5:4; Revelation 7:17), is perhaps implied in Genesis 48:15, but first appears, plainly and openly, in the Davidical psalms (see, besides the present passage, Psalm 74:1; Psalm 77:20; Psalm 78:53; 79:14; 80:1 - psalms which, if not David's, belong to the time, and were written under the influence, of David). It is a metaphor specially consecrated to us by our Lord's employment and endorsement of it (John 10:11-16). I shall not want. The Prayer-book Version brings out the full sense, "Therefore can I lack nothing" (comp. Deuteronomy 2:7; Deuteronomy 8:9; and Matthew 6:31-33). 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.
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