Psalm 23


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psalm 23 reading

"The Lord Is My Shepherd" reading from the Bible in Basic English.



1 The Lord takes care of me as his sheep; I will not be without any good thing.


2 He makes a resting-place for me in the green fields: he is my guide by the quiet waters.


3 He gives new life to my soul: he is my guide in the ways of righteousness because of his name.


4 Yes, though I go through the valley of deep shade, I will have no fear of evil; for you are with me, your rod and your support are my comfort.


5 You make ready a table for me in front of my haters: you put oil on my head; my cup is overflowing.


6 Truly, blessing and mercy will be with me all the days of my life; and I will have a place in the house of the Lord all my days.


(The "Bible in Basic English" uses the standard 850 basic words of English, together with 100 words to help understand poetic sections, and 50 "Bible" words. The Old Testament Version was published in 1949).