“The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not want.”
1).The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not be in want. 2 He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, 3 he restores my soul. He guides me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake. 4 Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. 5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. 6 Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever. Psalm 23 (New International Version)
Why do we need a shepherd song? Webster New World Dictionary defines a psalm as a sacred song or poem of praise, especially one in the Book of Psalms in the Bible.
Webster New World Dictionary defines a Shepherd as: 1). somebody who looks after sheep. 2) Somebody who is responsible for caring for and guiding a group of people, especially a Christian minister.
Here Jesus is talking to the Leaders of Israel. 27) “Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You are like whitewashed tombs, which look beautiful on the outside but on the inside is full of the bones of the dead and everything unclean. 28 In the same way, on the outside you appear to people as righteous but on the inside you are full of hypocrisy and wickedness. Mt 23:27-28
“Very truly I tell you Pharisees, anyone who does not enter the sheep pen by the gate, but climbs in by some other way, is a thief and a robber. 2 The one who enters by the gate is the shepherd of the sheep. 3 The gatekeeper opens the gate for him, and the sheep listen to his voice. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. 4 When he has brought out all his own, he goes on ahead of them, and his sheep follow him because they know his voice. 5 But they will never follow a stranger; in fact, they will run away from him because they do not recognize a stranger’s voice.”Jn 10:1-5 NIV.
1).The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not be in want.
. 2 He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters,
Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. Matthew 11:28-30
3 he restores my soul. He guides me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake.
• 2 Samuel 4:4
(Jonathan son of Saul had a son who was lame in both feet. He was five years old when the news about Saul and Jonathan came from Jezreel. His nurse picked him up and fled, but as she hurried to leave, he fell and became disabled. His name was Mephibosheth.)
2 Samuel 4:3-5 (in Context) 2 Samuel 4 (Whole Chapter) Other Translations
• 2 Samuel 9:3
The king asked, “Is there no one still alive from the house of Saul to whom I can show God’s kindness?”Ziba answered the king