Prophets Kidner notes: "The rod (a cudgel worn at the belt) and staff (to walk with, and to round up the flock) were the shepherd's weapon and implement: the former for defence (cf. -------------------- The New Testament Blessings to you! d. For You are with me: This emphasizes that it is the presence of the shepherd that eliminated the fear of evil for His sheep. conservative Christian faith, which includes a firm belief in the inerrancy General Epistles -------------------- If flies or parasites trouble them they will not lie down. Pentateuch For His name's sake. Westminster Leningrad Codex, Passwords should have at least 6 characters. b. iv. Poetical Books How much would you have had in your cup?" He could say, "my shepherd." David's soul was restored by the figurative green pastures and still waters the shepherd brought him to. e. Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me: The rod and the staff were instruments used by a shepherd. (Spurgeon). By proceeding, you consent to our cookie usage. Luke-Acts i. Restores may picture the rescue of a lost one. Prophets Just in case you missed it, you might want to check out our recent blog series with Biblical language expert Justin Alfred. "The Lord is my shepherd." Selah: This psalm rightly ends on a reflective pause. -------------------- "A sheep is an object of property, not a wild animal; its owner sets great store by it, and frequently it is bought with a great price. -------------------- The LORD as Shepherd is now in the first person. Visit the New Living Translation website. Prophets (Horne). iii. He must relate to a sheep in its foolishness, its dependency, and in the warped nature of its will. (Spurgeon, C. H. Lectures to my Students: Commenting and Commentaries)Rosscup adds: This is one of the more thorough older exegetical … It helped him - even in the valley of the shadow of death - to know that God guided him, even through correction. Major Prophets The Gospels Error: Passwords should have at least 6 characters, Error: Usernames should only contain letters, numbers, dots, dashes, or underscores. -------------------- EXPLANATORY NOTES AND QUAINT SAYINGS Whole Psalm. The Blue Letter Bible ministry and the BLB Institute hold to the historical, conservative Christian faith, which includes a firm belief in the inerrancy of Scripture. "We are well escorted, with a Shepherd in front and these twin angels behind!" 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General Epistles The Hebrew word for rod (shaybet) here seems to simply mean "a stick" with a variety of applications. But those who acutely sense their need - the poor in spirit Jesus described in the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5:2) - find great comfort in the idea that God can be a shepherd to them in a personal sense. i. A verification email has been sent to the address you provided. b. Overwhelmingly, the idea behind God's role as shepherd is a loving care and concern. In this psalm we see the heart in a few different aspects: the evil heart (Psalm 28:3), the trusting heart (Psalm 28:7), and the rejoicing heart (Psalm … GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select an Ending Point GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select a Beginning Point The Old Testament The Old Testament Just as when great princes go abroad they must not go unattended, so it is with the believer." The LORD is my shepherd: David thought about God, the God of Israel; as he thought about his relationship with God, he made the analogy of a Shepherd and his sheep. "David uses the most comprehensive and intimate metaphor yet encountered in the Psalms, preferring usually the more distant 'king' or 'deliverer', or the impersonal 'rock', 'shield', etc. Like many others, this beloved Psalm bears the simple title, A Psalm of David. i. Pentateuch i. 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Obstructions are removed; they are strengthened, to walk and run in the paths of God's commandments." The Whole Bible Minor Prophets Because they are timid they will not lie down if they are afraid. Pauline Epistles God was like a shepherd to David, and David was like a sheep to God. It is well to know, as certainly as David did, that we belong to the Lord. Pauline Epistles Reina-Valera 1960, It is a psalm which has been sung by good Christians, and will be while the world stands, with a great deal of pleasure and satisfaction. i. Blue Letter Bible study tools make reading, searching and studying the Bible easy and rewarding. Christian Standard Bible, c. You anoint my head with oil; my cup runs over: Despite the dangers about and the presence of enemies, David enjoyed the richness of his host's goodness. Minor Prophets You have searched me and known me: David prayed to Yahweh, understanding … GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select a Beginning Point ", iii. He faithfully guides the sheep to green pastures. Usernames should only contain letters, numbers, dots, dashes, or underscores. The shepherd would guide the sheep to what he needed. Luke-Acts Luke-Acts The Gospels -------------------- On the night before His crucifixion, Jesus prayed a glorious prayer, and one line of that prayer reads: I have declared to them Your name, and will declare it ( John 17:26 ). The Lord is the Pastor of his people; therefore it may be inferred that they shall not want, Psalm 23:1.How he guides, feeds, and protects them, Psalm 23:2, Psalm 23:3.Even in the greatest dangers they may be confident of his support, Psalm 23:4.His abundant provision for them, Psalm 23:5.The confidence they may have of his continual mercy, and their eternal happiness, Psalm 23:6. There is a noble tone of confidence about this sentence. Share this page using one of these tools: Email / username or password was incorrect! O LORD, You have searched me and known me.You know my sitting down and my rising up;You understand my thought afar off.You comprehend my path and my lying down,And are acquainted with all my ways.For there is not a word on my tongue,But behold, O LORD, You know it altogether.You have hedged me behind and before,And laid Your hand upon me.Such knowledge is too wonderful for me;It is high, I cannot attain it.a. The LORD is my shepherd: David knew this in a personal sense. 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A valley suggests being hedged in and surrounded. ii. ii. Dying soldiers have died easier as it was read to them; ghastly hospitals have been illuminated; it has visited the prisoner, and broken his chains, and, like Peter's angel, led him forth in imagination, and sung him back to his home again. There is no 'if' nor 'but,' nor even 'I hope so;' but he says, 'The Lord is my shepherd.'" One can rightly say that we face only the shadow of death because Jesus took the full reality of death in our place. He is the King of glory. This instrument (or instruments) of guidance was a comfort to David. Holy Bible, New Living Translation copyright © 1996, 2004, 2007 by Tyndale House Foundation. Poetical Books This Psalm is simply titled, " To the Chief Musician. Septuagint, By proceeding, you consent to our cookie usage. Pauline Epistles Wisdom Literature A Psalm of David." Passwords should have at least 6 characters. c. I shall not want: For David, the fact of God's shepherd-like care was the end of dissatisfied need. Introduction to Psalm 23 Between the Suffering Christ of Psalm 22 and the Sovereign Christ of Psalm 24 is the Shepherd Christ of Psalm 23. BLB Commentaries (2) BLB FAQ (5) BLB News (21) BLB Tips (14) Hitchcock's Topical Analysis (1) Blue Letter Links (8) Book Review (1) Books (1) Charles H. Spurgeon (21) Christ (3) Cultural commentary (3) Don Stewart FAQ's (23) F.E. Major Prophets iv. Prophets This psalm is again simply titled “ A Psalm of David.” It shows David the son of Jesse once again crying out to God, and praising Him for the hearing and answering of his prayer. New English Translation, April 11, 2012 at 2:51 pm. i. John 3:16, Jesus faith love), The Whole Bible The Old Testament (Spurgeon). Major Prophets - It is a valley of the shadow of death; not facing the substance of death itself, but the shadow of death, casting its dark, fearful outline across David's path. And I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever: The Psalm ends with the calmest assurance that he would enjoy the presence of the LORD forever - both in his days on this earth and beyond. The heart of this Psalm doesn't connect with the self-sufficient. ii. Pentateuch Luke-Acts Pentateuch ii. GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation. 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