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What are all the words to the 23rd Psalm?

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The 23rd Psalm begins, "The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want." The Psalm continues with five more verses, all of which speak of the Lord's love, care and protection for His sheep.

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The second and third verses say, "He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters. He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake." These verses also speak to God's provision for His sheep.

The fourth verse says, "Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me." A shepherd's rod and staff are used to keep the sheep from straying too far away from the shepherd, as well as to fight off predators.

The fifth verse says, "You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; my cup runs over." This verse again speaks to the Lord's provision, and to the safety to be found in His presence.

Finally, the sixth verse states, "Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever." This verse also speaks of the Lord's provision for His sheep, but this time the reader is told that this provision will last forever.

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