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Psalm 23

Psalm 23

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The only time I see people getting emotional as they listen to Psalm 23 is at funerals...

Inasmuch as it is an appropriate psalm when faced with death, it works for life too...

1. A psalm by David. The L-rd is my shepherd, I shall lack nothing. 2. He lays me down in green pastures; He leads me beside still waters. 3. He revives my soul; He directs me in paths of righteousness for the sake of His Name. 4. Though I walk in the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff-they will comfort me. 5. You will prepare a table for me before my enemies; You have anointed my head with oil; my cup is full. 6. Only goodness and kindness shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the House of the L-rd for many long years.

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April 11, 2009
Psalm 23. A prayer of hope for me
As I go through life with worry and fears eminating from learning of the Holocaust and that it could easily happen again in these times, I have 'discovered' that the 23rd psalm speaks directly to me of G-d's supreme power over the world, yet of His caring for me and my every need which can now give me strength and help me conquor my fears of humankind. I have always believed in the existance and power of HaShem and this psalm gives me the strength to say "Thank YOU L-rd" and to know that He has and will continue to bless and watch over me and take care of me in this life and that I can expect to live in His house even after death, thus giving me eternal hope.
Anonymous
December 2, 2008
psalm
the favourate psalm throughout the world a psalm of hope in the face of adversity with god leading people to safety and victory in the face of enemies and hope that goodness shall prevail
anthony edwards
midlands, uk
October 14, 2008
psalm 23 is a psalm of Delivernce
Read Psalm 23 careful you will notice, it is not a psalm of a death person but a psalm of a person who survive from death by the help of the Shepherd of Israel, ELOKIM the Most High. it is a Paslm of survivor.
Rashakelah
casablanca, morocco