Sunday, October 10, 2010

Beside Still Waters




The LORD [Yahweh] is my shepherd;
I shall not [be in] 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 for ever.
----King David; Psalm 23 KJV*
*I normally don't read the King James Version anymore, but the etched-in beauty of this older version captivated me.
**Recently revisiting this Psalm (which, actually, is not my "favorite" of the Psalms, unlike many other people), I emphasized the "still waters" and "restoring my soul" because of some great, deep, long-sought but elusive peace which He recently brought to me & which I pray continues through the next leg of life's journey.

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