The Eternal is my shepherd, He cares for me always.
He provides me rest in rich, green fields
beside streams of refreshing water.
He soothes my fears;
He makes me whole again,
steering me off worn, hard paths
to roads where truth and righteousness echo His name.
Even in the unending shadows of death’s darkness,
I am not overcome by fear.
Because You are with me in those dark moments,
near with Your protection and guidance,
I am comforted.
You spread out a table before me,
provisions in the midst of attack from my enemies;
You care for all my needs, anointing my head with soothing, fragrant oil,
filling my cup again and again with Your grace.
Certainly Your faithful protection and loving provision will pursue me
where I go, always, everywhere.
I will always be with the Eternal,
in Your house forever. -Psalm 23 (The Voice)
I was reading an article about a more recent Bible translation called “The Voice” that has made its way into a very crowded marketplace in recent times when I stumbled upon its rendering of the 23rd Psalm. I found it quite nice and thought it deserved a spot in my listing of posts! I hope you enjoy it as much as I do and derive equal comfort from its words.