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:
King James Version (KJV)
1Â TheÂ LordÂ is my shepherd; I shall not want.
2Â He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.
3Â 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:
Amplified Bible (AMP)
A Psalm of David.
1Â The Lord is my Shepherd [to feed, guide, and shield me], I shall not lack.
2Â He makes me lie down in [fresh, tender] green pastures; He leads me beside the stillÂ andÂ restful waters.
3Â He refreshesÂ andÂ restores my life (my self); He leads me in the paths of righteousness [uprightness and right standing with Himâ€”not for my earning it, but] for His nameâ€™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!