The Fourth Sunday of Easter
Scripture Reading: Psalm 23
The Divine Shepherd
A Psalm of David.
1 The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.
2 He makes me lie down in green pastures;
he leads me beside still waters;[a]
3 he restores my soul.[b]
He leads me in right paths[c]
for his name’s sake.
4 Even though I walk through the darkest valley,[d]
I fear no evil;
for you are with me;
your rod and your staff—
they comfort me.
5 You prepare a table before me
in the presence of my enemies;
you anoint my head with oil;
my cup overflows.
6 Surely[e] goodness and mercy[f] shall follow me
all the days of my life,
and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord
my whole life long.[g]
- Psalm 23:2 Heb waters of rest
- Psalm 23:3 Or life
- Psalm 23:3 Or paths of righteousness
- Psalm 23:4 Or the valley of the shadow of death
- Psalm 23:6 Or Only
- Psalm 23:6 Or kindness
- Psalm 23:6 Heb for length of days