I {heart} the King James Version. Sometimes.

A lot of people consider the King James version of the Bible really hard to read — which is true a lot of the time.

But I still love the King James version of the 23rd Psalm. I haven’t seen a single other translation in which the poetry of the 23rd Psalm is as beautiful as it is in the King James version. I could meditate on this poetry all day long.

1The 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.

Psalm 23 KJV


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