February 09, 2007

The Power & Beauty of the 23rd Psalm

Over the centuries, millions of people have found solace and peace in the words and meaning of the 23rd Psalm. Its most familiar translation is from the King James version of the Bible:

The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures:
he leadeth me beside the still waters.
He restoreth my soul:
he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil: for thou art with me;
thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies:
thou anointest my head with oil;
my cup runneth over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life:
and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.

For a truly inspirational interpretation of the wisdom of the psalm, read or listen to a recording of The Lord Is My Shepherd by Harold S. Kushner

Experience the power and comfort of the 23rd Psalm in this Beliefnet.com audiovisual devotional.

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