For the next couple of weeks, those of us participating in Memorizing the Classics will be study Psalm 23.

When I first learned this passage – again, no idea when/why I learned it, but it was early as it’s always been there – I learned it in the King James version which goes like this:

Psalm 23

King James Version (KJV)

1 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.

2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.

3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.

But in this relearning, I’m going to work on the Amplified Version:

Psalm 23

Amplified Bible (AMP)

A Psalm of David.

1 The Lord is my Shepherd [to feed, guide, and shield me], I shall not lack.

2 He makes me lie down in [fresh, tender] green pastures; He leads me beside the still and restful waters.

3 He refreshes and restores my life (my self); He leads me in the paths of righteousness [uprightness and right standing with Him—not for my earning it, but] for His name’s sake.

Isn’t it beautiful?!

Today I read the UnPsalm 23 too – how many of us say that to ourselves instead of the Truth?! Let’s know the truth so we can counter those bad thoughts when they come!

2 Thoughts on “(Re)Memorizing Psalm 23

  1. Two weeks in a row you’ve got me wanting to read more in the Amplified Version. 🙂 It really adds extra insight, doesn’t it? Link this too at our summer link-up if you’d like!

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