Saturday, September 2, 2017

Psalm 23

  'The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.
  He makes me lie down in green pastures;
he leads me beside still waters; 
     he restores my soul.
He leads me in right paths
    for his name’s sake.
 Even though I walk through the darkest valley,
    I fear no evil;
for you are with me;
    your rod and your staff—
    they comfort me.

 You prepare a table before me
    in the presence of my enemies;
you anoint my head with oil;
    my cup overflows. 
 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me
    all the days of my life,
and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord
    my whole life long.'

Psalm 23, NRSV

(I think that occasionally reading a passage of Scripture in a version different 
from what we've memorized helps us pay closer attention.)


And here's some music that will bless you!

Have a blessed Lord's Day!



Sandra said...

for the years I taught adult Sunday School, about 10 I think, I have 7 translations of the Bible and used all of them to make a point. I still have them but it is way to easy to look it up on line by search. when I was teaching from 1990 until 2001, no google search

Sandi said...

"....he restores my soul."

My favorite line in all the world.

Sue said...

Psalm 23 is one of the most encouraging Psalms there is, I would love to know how many times I have gone back and recited this Psalm! have a blessed Sunday!

Felicia said...

beautiful photo. I enjoy reading my bible in other versions. I can understand it better sometimes.

Susie said...

Judy, I love this post. What a beautiful picture to go with it. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

This is one where from my childhood it is always "ETH" lol...Maketh me :)

Lovely photo to go with the post :) I often pray this psalm along with the Our Father to start meditation time...

But in my old age and after much study I do say " my Father / Mother " :)

Deborah Montgomery said...

This music is so lovely. I was just about to power down and do some reading, but I am going to put this on while I read. Thank you.

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

I agree with Deborah above--♥

podso said...

As much comfort as their is in the familiar words we memorized, I agree with you on a change for a reading can be good. That is a perfect photo to illustrate those beloved, holy words.

Anita Johnson said...

I love the pairing and I agree, reading a memorized scripture in a different version is an excellent idea!

Linda said...

Beautiful, INDEED!!!

Connie said...

Beautiful post . . . Thank you.

Lynne said...

I agree . . .
A read in a different translation . . . adds some "food for thought"

Lovely chorale . . .

Linda Kay said...

Our ministers have been doing a whole series on the Psalms for most of the summer. I do so enjoy them

Patti said...

Lovely photo to accompany Psalm 23. I agree, a different translation does make us take notice.

Ida said...

Beautiful Psalm and Photo. Wonderful inspiration.


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