Psalm 23:1
New International Version
A psalm of David. The LORD is my shepherd, I lack nothing.

New Living Translation
The LORD is my shepherd; I have all that I need.

English Standard Version
The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.

Berean Study Bible
A Psalm of David. The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.

King James Bible
A Psalm of David. The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.

New King James Version
A Psalm of David. The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.

New American Standard Bible
A Psalm of David. The LORD is my shepherd, I will not be in need.

NASB 1995
A Psalm of David. The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not want.

NASB 1977
The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not want.

Amplified Bible
A Psalm of David. The LORD is my Shepherd [to feed, to guide and to shield me], I shall not want.

Christian Standard Bible
A psalm of David. The LORD is my shepherd; I have what I need.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
A Davidic psalm. The LORD is my shepherd; there is nothing I lack.

American Standard Version
Jehovah is my shepherd; I shall not want.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
LORD JEHOVAH will shepherd me and I shall lack nothing.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
A Psalm of David. The Lord tends me as a shepherd, and I shall want nothing.

Contemporary English Version
You, LORD, are my shepherd. I will never be in need.

Douay-Rheims Bible
A psalm for David. The Lord ruleth me: and I shall want nothing.

English Revised Version
A Psalm of David. The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.

Good News Translation
The LORD is my shepherd; I have everything I need.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
[A psalm by David.] The LORD is my shepherd. I am never in need.

International Standard Version
The LORD is the one who is shepherding me; I lack nothing.

JPS Tanakh 1917
A Psalm of David. The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.

Literal Standard Version
A PSALM OF DAVID. YHWH [is] my shepherd, I do not lack,

NET Bible
A psalm of David. The LORD is my shepherd, I lack nothing.

New Heart English Bible
[A Psalm by David.] The LORD is my shepherd; I lack nothing.

World English Bible
Yahweh is my shepherd: I shall lack nothing.

Young's Literal Translation
A Psalm of David. Jehovah is my shepherd, I do not lack,

Additional Translations ...
Context
The LORD is My Shepherd
1A Psalm of David. The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. 2He makes me lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside quiet waters.…

Cross References
John 10:11
I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down His life for the sheep.

Philippians 4:19
And my God will supply all your needs according to His glorious riches in Christ Jesus.

1 Peter 2:25
For "you were like sheep going astray," but now you have returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.

Revelation 7:17
For the Lamb in the center of the throne will be their shepherd. 'He will lead them to springs of living water,' and 'God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.'"

Genesis 49:24
Yet he steadied his bow, and his strong arms were tempered by the hands of the Mighty One of Jacob, in the name of the Shepherd, the Rock of Israel,

Psalm 34:9
Fear the LORD, you His saints, for those who fear Him lack nothing.

Psalm 34:10
Young lions go lacking and hungry, but those who seek the LORD lack no good thing.


Treasury of Scripture

The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.

I shall

Psalm 34:9,10
O fear the LORD, ye his saints: for there is no want to them that fear him…

Psalm 84:11
For the LORD God is a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.

Matthew 6:33
But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.









(1) Shepherd.--This image, as applied to God, appears in Hebrew literature first (Genesis 48:15; Genesis 49:24) of his relation to the individual (comp. Psalm 119:176); as the shepherd of His people the image is much more frequent (Psalm 78:52; Psalm 80:1; Isaiah 40:11; Isaiah 63:11; Ezekiel 34; Micah 7:14). . . . Verse 1. - The Lord is my Shepherd. This metaphor, so frequent in the later Scriptures (Isaiah 40:11; Isaiah 49:9, 10; Jeremiah 31:10; Ezekiel 34:6-19; John 10:11-19, 26-28; Hebrews 13:20; 1 Peter 2:25; 1 Peter 5:4; Revelation 7:17), is perhaps implied in Genesis 48:15, but first appears, plainly and openly, in the Davidical psalms (see, besides the present passage, Psalm 74:1; Psalm 77:20; Psalm 78:53; 79:14; 80:1 - psalms which, if not David's, belong to the time, and were written under the influence, of David). It is a metaphor specially consecrated to us by our Lord's employment and endorsement of it (John 10:11-16). I shall not want. The Prayer-book Version brings out the full sense, "Therefore can I lack nothing" (comp. Deuteronomy 2:7; Deuteronomy 8:9; and Matthew 6:31-33).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
A Psalm
מִזְמ֥וֹר (miz·mō·wr)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4210: Instrumental music, a poem set to notes

of David.
לְדָוִ֑ד (lə·ḏā·wiḏ)
Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 1732: David -- perhaps 'beloved one', a son of Jesse

The LORD
יְהוָ֥ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

is my shepherd;
רֹ֝עִ֗י (rō·‘î)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 7462: To tend a, flock, pasture it, in, to graze, to rule, to associate with

I shall not
לֹ֣א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

want.
אֶחְסָֽר׃ (’eḥ·sār)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's 2637: To lack, need, be lacking, decrease


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