Psalm 23:2
New International Version
He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters,

New Living Translation
He lets me rest in green meadows; he leads me beside peaceful streams.

English Standard Version
He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters.

Berean Study Bible
He makes me lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside quiet waters.

New American Standard Bible
He makes me lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside quiet waters.

King James Bible
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.

Christian Standard Bible
He lets me lie down in green pastures; he leads me beside quiet waters.

Contemporary English Version
You let me rest in fields of green grass. You lead me to streams of peaceful water,

Good News Translation
He lets me rest in fields of green grass and leads me to quiet pools of fresh water.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He lets me lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside quiet waters.

International Standard Version
He causes me to lie down in pastures of green grass; he guides me beside quiet waters.

NET Bible
He takes me to lush pastures, he leads me to refreshing water.

New Heart English Bible
He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
He will make me lie upon lush pastures and he will lead me by restful waters.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside peaceful waters.

JPS Tanakh 1917
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures; He leadeth me beside the still waters.

New American Standard 1977
He makes me lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside quiet waters.

Jubilee Bible 2000
He makes me to lie down in green pastures; he leads me beside the still waters.

King James 2000 Bible
He makes me to lie down in green pastures: he leads me beside the still waters.

American King James Version
He makes me to lie down in green pastures: he leads me beside the still waters.

American Standard Version
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures; He leadeth me beside still waters.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
In a place of green grass, there he has made me dwell: he has nourished me by the water of rest.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He hath set me in a place of pasture. He hath brought me up, on the water of refreshment:

Darby Bible Translation
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures; he leadeth me beside still waters.

English Revised Version
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.

Webster's Bible Translation
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.

World English Bible
He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters.

Young's Literal Translation
In pastures of tender grass He causeth me to lie down, By quiet waters He doth lead me.
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. 3He restores my soul; He guides me in the paths of righteousness for the sake of His name.…
Cross References
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.'"

Psalm 36:8
They feast on the abundance of Your house, and You give them drink from Your river of delights.

Psalm 46:4
There is a river whose streams delight the city of God, the holy place where the Most High dwells.

Psalm 65:11
You crown the year with Your bounty, and Your paths overflow with plenty.

Psalm 139:10
even there Your hand will guide me; Your right hand will hold me fast.

Isaiah 49:10
They will not hunger or thirst, nor will the scorching heat or sun strike them. For He who has compassion on them will guide them and lead them beside springs of water.

Ezekiel 34:14
I will feed them in good pasture, and the lofty mountains of Israel will be their grazing land. There they will lie down in a good grazing land; they will feed in rich pasture on the mountains of Israel.

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

Treasury of Scripture

He makes me to lie down in green pastures: he leads me beside the still waters.

maketh

Isaiah 30:23
Then shall he give the rain of thy seed, that thou shalt sow the ground withal; and bread of the increase of the earth, and it shall be fat and plenteous: in that day shall thy cattle feed in large pastures.

Ezekiel 34:13,14
And I will bring them out from the people, and gather them from the countries, and will bring them to their own land, and feed them upon the mountains of Israel by the rivers, and in all the inhabited places of the country…

green pastures [heb.

Psalm 46:4
There is a river, the streams whereof shall make glad the city of God, the holy place of the tabernacles of the most High.

Isaiah 49:9,10
That thou mayest say to the prisoners, Go forth; to them that are in darkness, Shew yourselves. They shall feed in the ways, and their pastures shall be in all high places…

Revelation 7:17
For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.

still waters [heb.

Job 34:29
When he giveth quietness, who then can make trouble? and when he hideth his face, who then can behold him? whether it be done against a nation, or against a man only:

Isaiah 8:6
Forasmuch as this people refuseth the waters of Shiloah that go softly, and rejoice in Rezin and Remaliah's son;







Lexicon
He makes me lie down
יַרְבִּיצֵ֑נִי (yar·bî·ṣê·nî)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - third person masculine singular | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 7257: To crouch, be implication, to recline, repose, brood, lurk, imbed

in green
דֶּ֭שֶׁא (de·še)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1877: A sprout, grass

pastures;
בִּנְא֣וֹת (bin·’ō·wṯ)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 4999: Habitation, house, pasture, pleasant place

He leads
יְנַהֲלֵֽנִי׃ (yə·na·hă·lê·nî)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - third person masculine singular | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 5095: To lead or guide to a watering place, bring to a place of rest, refresh

me beside
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

quiet
מְנֻח֣וֹת (mə·nu·ḥō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 4496: Repose, peacefully, consolation, an abode

waters.
מֵ֖י (mê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 4325: Water, juice, urine, semen
(2) The verbs in these verses are not to be understood as futures, but as presents, describing the customary condition of the poet. "The psalmist describes himself as one of Jehovah's flock, safe under His care, absolved from all anxieties by the sense of this protection, and gaining from this confidence of safety the leisure to enjoy, without satiety, all the simple pleasures which make up life--the freshness of the meadow, the coolness of the stream. It is the most complete picture of happiness that ever was or can be drawn. It represents that state of mind for which all alike sigh, and the want of which makes life a failure to most; it represents that heaven which is everywhere if we could but enter it, and yet almost nowhere because so few of us can" (Ecce Homo, 5, 6).

Verse 2. - He maketh me to lie down in green pastures; literally, in grassy homesteads - " the richer, oasis-like spots, where a homestead would be fixed in a barren tract of land" (Kay). He leadeth me beside the still waters; rather, waters of refreshment; ἐπὶ υ{δατος ἀναπαύσεως (LXX.). 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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