Copyright © 1993, 2002, 2018 by Eugene H. Peterson, Ps 25:11; 31:3; 79:9; 106:8; 109:21; 143:11. You have bedded me down in lush meadows, you find me quiet pools to drink from. Psalm 23 of the King James Bible is about faith and the trust in God to guide and protect the individual. 4 Even when the way goes through    Death Valley,I’m not afraid    when you walk at my side.Your trusty shepherd’s crook    makes me feel secure. It looks like you’re already subscribed to Bible Gateway Plus! But if He is the Lord of your life, He will lead and guide you, using your life for His glory. The psalm is loved by Jews and Christians alike, speaking as it does of God's protection and care. Upgrade to Bible Gateway Plus, and access the NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible notes. Don't have an account? Psalm 23 is one of the most well-known and often-quoted psalms in the Bible. 1–3 23 G od, my shepherd! MSG 2 You have bedded me down in lush meadows, you find me quiet pools to drink from. It brings comfort and encouragement to all who read it. 23 1-3 God, my shepherd! You have bedded me down in lush meadows, you find me quiet pools to drink from. Try it free for 30 days. A David Psalm. right in front of my enemies. 4 Even when the way goes through. 5 You serve me a six-course dinner    right in front of my enemies.You revive my drooping head;    my cup brims with blessing. (G)4 Even though I walk    through the darkest valley,[a](H)I will fear no evil,(I)    for you are with me;(J)your rod and your staff,    they comfort me. Yes, you may have struggles, and you may even argue with God at times. 6 Your beauty and love chase after me    every day of my life.I’m back home in the house of God    for the rest of my life. I don't need a thing. For months at a time he was blindfolded and lived in complete darkness or chained to a wall. Learn More About The Message NIV 2 He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, MSG 3 True to your word, you let me catch my breath and send me in the right direction. Use this lesson to help kids realize that the 23rd Psalm speaks directly to them. Matthew 16:21-25. 4 Even when the way goes through. Death Valley, I’m not afraid. and send me in the right direction. 1-3 God, my shepherd! A David Psalm. Its message of comfort and reassurance is welcome at any time in life. Well, here is one commentary, one phrase at a time. He guides me along the right paths 4 Even when the way goes through Death Valley, I'm not afraid when you walk at my side. Then we get to v. 4, and it doesn't fit. Before David became king of Israel, he was a shepherd. In the first four verses of Ps. Starting your free trial of Bible Gateway Plus is easy. He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake. True to your word, you let me catch my breath and send me in the right direction. The LORD is my shepherd; I have all that I need. The Lord Is My Shepherd - God, my shepherd! We often hear it recited at church or during times of mourning, yet it’s more than just a beautiful, poetic stanza. Is the 23rd PsalmThe 22nd Psalm in the Vulgate and some Catholic bibles one of your favorite Psalms? He was the youngest of Jessie’s sons. Firstly, Relationship. Copyright © 1993, 2002, 2018 by Eugene H. Peterson, You'll get this book and many others when you join Bible Gateway Plus. From a very young age, David was the shepherd of his father’s sheep. 1 God, my shepherd! True to your word, you let me catch my breath. Many psalms have distinctive structures and a symmetry which aids memorisation and gives focus to some of the important words and themes of the overall psalm. An integrated digital Bible study library - including complete notes from the NIV Study Bible and the NKJV MacArthur Study Bible, 2nd Edition - is just a step away! and send me in the right direction. John Piper Sep 1, 1980 122 Shares Sermon. David then goes on to say, “I shall not want” (Psalm 23:1). Sep 8, 1980. I don’t need a thing. 2 You have bedded me down in lush meadows, you find me quiet pools to drink from. A David Psalm 1-3GOD, my shepherd! Psalm 23 6 Commentary: Heaven. (D)He guides me(E) along the right paths(F)    for his name’s sake. Psalm 23:4, addressing the Lord Shepherd, says, “Your rod and your staff, they comfort me.” David bases this description on the practices of shepherds in his day. Both traditions use this scripture as a hymn. Your credit card won’t be charged until the trial period is over. Posted Wednesday, December 2, 2020 12:00 am. One of the lessons of Psalm 23 is that every person who is one of God’s flock (by personal faith in Christ) is individually cared for as one of God’s sheep. To manage your subscription, visit your Bible Gateway account settings. 2 He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, 3 he refreshes my soul. 3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Scripture: Psalm 23. my cup brims with blessing. 1 The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. Creating an account allows you to access more features and content such as: Reading the Bible is rewarding, and these plans make it easy! The valley of the 23 1 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. God never gives a single blessing. Psalm 23 – A psalm of David: A Message of Hope A psalm of David. 23, David takes the gentle picture of a shepherd with his sheep to describe the relationship God has with us and we with Him. David's word for God's tender affection is a term used in the ancient world to mean love that flows out of deep emotion rather than duty. In the Hebrew language the word for blessing is plural. John Piper Sep 8, 1980 213 Shares God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in him Learn more about Desiring God These words teach us about the blessings of God. Want more information about Bible Gateway Plus? 5 You serve me a six-course dinner    right in front of my enemies.You revive my drooping head;    my cup brims with blessing. 2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. Good Friday is the day we remember the crucifixion of Jesus, but there’s more to it than remembering; our task as preachers is to call people to the Cross. (B)2     He makes me lie down in green pastures,he leads me beside quiet waters,(C)3     he refreshes my soul. David was a shepherd before he was a king and so he could see the symbolism of God’s shepherding His people when he wrote Psalm 23. You have bedded me down in lush meadows, you find me quiet pools to drink from. True to your word, you let me catch my breath. The Shepherd, the Host, and the Highway Patrol Summer Psalms. What are the benefits of creating an account? I SHALL NOT WANT. 4 Even when the way goes through Death Valley, I'm not afraid when you walk at my side. Try it for 30 days FREE. By REV. 1 The Lord is my shepherd,(A) I lack nothing. Having once been a shepherd myself, I well understand what this means. 2 You have bedded me down in lush meadows, you find me quiet pools to drink from. This would have a … 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2002 Eugene H. Peterson by NavPress Publishing. Here are four preaching points for a Good Friday message: Good Friday Message Point #1. The Lord Jesus promised a new covenant in his blood to provide for us. 3 True to your word, you let me catch my breath and send me in the right direction. The Message; Psalm 23 Psalm 23. The rod mentioned in Psalm 23 is a symbol of the Lord’s strength and protection. True to your word, you let me catch my breath and send me in the right direction. Scripture: Psalm 23. 3 True to your word, you let me catch my breath and send me in the right direction. when you walk at my side. Well, apparently toward the end of the day when the shepherd would lead his sheep back to the sheepfold he would check their heads for wounds and insects. You have bedded me down in lush meadows, you find me quiet pools to drink from. I don't need a thing. Everything makes sense in our understanding of a shepherd leading his flock to green grass and calm waters. He lets me rest in green meadows; He leads me beside peaceful streams. when you walk at my side. 5 You prepare a table(K) before me    in the presence of my enemies.You anoint my head with oil;(L)    my cup(M) overflows.6 Surely your goodness and love(N) will follow me    all the days of my life,and I will dwell in the house of the Lord    forever. And then the last line of verse 6 reminds us of heaven. 4 Even when I walk. 4 Even though I walk 23 1-3 God, my shepherd! Show them that God knows what they face in their lives, and that he’s right there with them–whether they’re tired, facing decisions, or even afraid. Take notes, highlights, and favorites to share or document personal thoughts. True to your word, you let me catch my breath. NIV Reverse Interlinear Bible: English to Hebrew and English to Greek. I don’t need a thing. 4 Even when the way goes through. Psalm 23. PSALM 23:1-6 LESSON: THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD —April 2, 2017 INTRODUCTION: Psalm 23 shows the Lord as the Great Shepherd, who cares for His sheep and equips them for ministry. Advance your knowledge of Scripture with this resource library of over 40 reference books, including commentaries and Study Bible notes. David is the writer of this psalm. Death Valley, He would have oil and apply it to abrasions. For us, I suppose we could apply it to the blessings we experience in God’s church. However, I feel that most people miss out on some of the deepest and richest truths that it has to share. The next step is to choose a monthly or yearly subscription, and then enter your payment information. The Message and Structure Psalm 23 Psalm 23 is a psalm which has brought comfort and hope to many people over many years. 4 Even when the way goes through    Death Valley,I’m not afraid    when you walk at my side.Your trusty shepherd’s crook    makes me feel secure. Copyright © 2019 by Zondervan. I don’t need a thing.You have bedded me down in lush meadows,    you find me quiet pools to drink from.True to your word,    you let me catch my breath    and send me in the right direction. Psalm 23 New Living Translation: Par A psalm of David. I don't need a thing. Create or log in to your Bible Gateway account. I don’t need a thing. In Psalm 23 David writes "Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life" (Psalm 23:6 NIV). 23 1 God, my shepherd! Psalm 23:1-2 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not Upgrade, and get the most out of your new account. 2 He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, 3 he refreshes my soul. You can cancel anytime during the trial period. He guides me along right paths, bringing honor to his name. CHRIS SHELTON. Try it free for 30 days. Psalm 23 is the most popular and probably the most read Psalm of all. However, A Shepherd’s Song does a remarkable job clearly and definitively establishing that the messages contained in Psalm 23’s metaphor, which include proper stewardship, alert attendance, caring companionship, guided nurturing, and unconditional love, are as valuable to society today as when the poet uttered the words that became Psalm 23 more than twenty-five hundred years ago. 6 Your beauty and love chase after me    every day of my life.I’m back home in the house of God    for the rest of my life. The best estate our souls can be is in a right relationship with God. Psalm 23 (New Living Translation) A Psalm of David. NIV 1 The LORD is my shepherd, I lack nothing. and send me in the right direction. 3 He renews my strength. I don't need a thing. About psalm 23 : Psalm 23 is the best known and most popular of all the psalms. To subscribe at our regular subscription rate, click the button below. 23 1-3 God, my shepherd! Psalm 23 5 Message: Anointing Our Head with Oil. He guides me along right paths, bringing honor to his name. In David’s mind this is speaking of his ability to be in God’s temple in Jerusalem. Psalm 23 is one of the most popular and beloved psalms in the Bible. We each need to have someone who cares for us, and the main message of Psalm 23 is exactly that. 1 The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. You’re already logged in with your Bible Gateway account. It features the iconic phrase, "the Lord is my shepherd," which metaphorically describes Christians as sheep under the watchful eye of the shepherd Jehovah. Step 1 - Create an account or log in to start your free trial. Upgrade to Bible Gateway Plus, and access the, The Message Large-Print Devotional Bible--soft leather-look, brown, The Essential Evangelical Parallel Bible (NKJV/ESV/NLT/, The Message Devotional Bible LeatherLike, Brown, NIV and The Message Side-by-Side Bible, Two Bible Versions Together for Study and Comparison, Large Print. 23 1-3 God, my shepherd! Shepherds of the time commonly carried a rod and staff as essential to their work. Enter your credit card information to ensure uninterrupted service following your free trial. All rights reserved worldwide. It is attributed to King David (as many of the psalms are) and is thought to be written towards the end of his life. Psalm 23 – The Lord is my Shepherd. You have bedded me down in lush meadows, you find me quiet pools to drink from. The Psalms are filled with affirmations of God's love for us: Psalm 13:5, 31:7, 86:5, 136 - 25 times. Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. every day of my life. makes me feel secure. MSG 1 God, my shepherd! A psalm of David. He renews my strength. Even when I walk through the darkest valley, I will not be afraid, for you are close beside me. 1 The LORD is my shepherd; I have all that I need. October 24, 2020 October 24, 2020 Zia H Shah. The LORD Is My Shepherd. GETTING THE MESSAGE/Psalm 23. I offer this line-by-line exposition of the 23rd Psalm so that we can look to see exactly what David is telling us under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. you find me quiet pools to drink from. I don’t need a thing.You have bedded me down in lush meadows,    you find me quiet pools to drink from.True to your word,    you let me catch my breath    and send me in the right direction. One of these structures is called chiastic (cross over) You’ve already claimed your free trial of Bible Gateway Plus. All your content will be saved and you can seamlessly switch devices. The psalm ends in a grand crescendo when the psalmist declares: “Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever” (Psalm 23:6). Three easy steps to start your free trial subscription to Bible Gateway Plus. How to Understand Psalm 23. Friday is the road to Sunday. 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