Psalm 23

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.

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

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

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.

– Psalm 23 (KJV)

Is there anything more beautiful that has ever been written than the 23rd Psalm? I still prefer to read it in the King James Version. Even with our many wonderful modern translations, those anonymous scholars in 17th century England created a wonderful and melodious rendition of King David’s ancient song for English speakers that has yet to be matched.

The Bible says God considered David a man after his own heart. I found this post by Ron Edmondson entitled 10 Reasons David is called “A Man After God’s Own Heart.” It’s worth the read.