Psalm 23


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psalm 23 verse 6


An Analysis of Psalm 23 verse 6 by Adam Clarke


Verse 6. Goodness and mercy shall follow me] As I pass on
through the vale of life, thy goodness and mercy shall follow my
every step; as I proceed, so shall they. There seems to be an
allusion here to the waters of the rock smitten by the rod of
Moses, which followed the Israelites all the way through the
wilderness, till they came to the Promised Land. God never leaves
his true followers providential mercies gracious influences, and
miraculous interferences, shall never be wanting when they are
necessary. I will dwell in the house, veshabti, "and I
shall RETURN to the house of the Lord," for ever,
leorech yamim, "for length of days." During the rest of my life,
I shall not be separated from God's house, nor from God's
ordinances; and shall at last dwell with him in glory. These two
last verses seem to be the language of a priest returned from
captivity to live in the temple, and to serve God the rest of his