Sunday, February 10, 2013

Psalms 23

Psalm 23 
King James Bible 

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 forever. 

Thankfully He is always with us!


Jay M. said...

This is probably the first Bible passage I ever learned. And probably the most important.

Peace <3

Jack Scott said...

It is a great verse, and I think it is probably, along with John 3:16 the one many Christian children first learn.

But as an moderate Christian adult where the face of Christianity has become the Fundamentalist Christian, my favorite passage has become Romans 8:31-39. It is so strange to me that the people who yell the loudest that the Bible must be taken as the literal word of God fail to take this passage literally.

Of course if they did, there would be nothing left for them to judgmental about.

Romans 8:31-39
King James Version (KJV)
31 What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?

32 He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?

33 Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God's elect? It is God that justifieth.

34 Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.

35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?

36 As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.

37 Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.

38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,

39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Jack Scott