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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