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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Psalms 23

 

 

Introduction
1David's confidence in God's grace.

Verse 1
The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.
my
79:13; 80:1; Isaiah 40:11; Jeremiah 23:3,4; Ezekiel 34:11,12,23,24; Micah 5:2,4; John 10:11,14,27-30; Hebrews 13:20; 1 Peter 2:25; 5:4; Revelation 7:17
I shall
34:9,10; 84:11; Matthew 6:33; Luke 12:30-32; Romans 8:32; Philippians 4:19; Hebrews 13:5,6

Verse 2
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.
maketh
Isaiah 30:23; Ezekiel 34:13,14
green pastures
Heb. pastures of tender grass. leadeth.
46:4; Isaiah 49:9,10; Revelation 7:17; 21:6; 22:1,17
still waters
Heb. waters of quietness.
Job 34:29; Isaiah 8:6

Verse 3
He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.
restoreth
19:7; *marg:; 51:10,12; 85:4-7; 119:176; Job 33:30; Jeremiah 32:37-42; Hosea 14:4-9; Micah 7:8,9,18,19; Luke 22:31,32; Revelation 3:19
leadeth
5:8; 34:3; 143:8-10; Proverbs 8:20; Isaiah 42:16; Jeremiah 31:8
for his
79:9; Ezekiel 20:14; Ephesians 1:6

Verse 4
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.
through
44:19; Job 3:5; 10:21,22; 24:17; Jeremiah 2:6; Luke 1:79
I will
3:6; 27:1-4; 46:1-3; 118:6; 138:7; Isaiah 41:10; 1 Corinthians 15:55-57
for thou
14:5; 46:11; Isaiah 8:9,10; 43:1,2; Zechariah 8:23; Matthew 1:23; 28:20; Acts 18:9,10; 2 Timothy 4:22
thy rod
110:2; Micah 7:14; Zechariah 11:10,14

Verse 5
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
preparest
22:26,29; 31:19,20; 104:15; Job 36:16; Isaiah 25:6; John 6:53-56; John 10:9,10; 16:22
thou anointest
Heb. makest fat.
45:7; 92:10; Amos 6:6; Matthew 6:17; 2 Corinthians 1:21; 1 John 2:20,27
my cup
16:5; 116:13; 1 Corinthians 10:16; Ephesians 3:20

Verse 6
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.
goodness
30:11,12; 36:7-10; 103:17; 2 Corinthians 1:10; 2 Timothy 4:18
and I
16:11; 17:15; 73:24-26; 2 Corinthians 5:1; Philippians 1:23
for ever
Heb. to length of days.
21:4

 


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Bibliography Information
Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Psalms 23:4". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/psalms-23.html.

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Sunday, November 17th, 2019
the Week of Proper 28 / Ordinary 33
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