Psalm 23

Confessional Statement

Yahweh is my shepherd; I lack nothing! (1)

Yahweh makes me lie down in grassy pastures;

--leads me alongside restful waters; (2)

--brings me back to wholeness;

--guides me in safe tracks [or obedient paths];

--in order to maintain the reputation of the name Yahweh. (3)

Affirmation of Confidence

Yes, even if I should walk in an extremely dark valley,

I will fear no calamity.

For you are with me;

your club and your shepherd's staff provide me comfort. (4)

You set a table for me while my enemies look on;

You smear oil on my head; My cup overflows. (5)

Expression of hope

Surely Yahweh's goodness and steadfast love will pursue me all the days of my life.

I shall reside in the "house of Yahweh" for days without end. (6)

2000 Ralph W. Klein

Feel free to use this translation in Christian worship.

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