Meditation on Psalm 23

What can be said about this Psalm that has not already been said a thousand times over?  Yes, this is a great poem and contains one of the greatest metaphors for God and the believer’s relationship with God ever written:  The Lord is my shepherd.

The beauty and simplicity of this phrase is so profound that none of the translators have tried to improve on it.  There have been dozens of serious English translations since the Authorized Version and they have moved phrases around and changed words here and there, but they’ve not touched this one.

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