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In the Greek Septuagint version of the Bible, and in its Latin translation in the Vulgatethis psalm is Psalm 22 in a slightly different numbering system.
In Latin, it is known by the incipit" Dominus reget me " . Like all psalms, Silver Bells - Various - We Wish You A Merry Christmas 23 was used in worship by the ancient Hebrews. The writer describes God as his shepherd, in the role of protector and provider. The psalm is read, recited and sung by Jews and Christians.
It has been called the best-known of the psalms for its universal theme of trust in God. Following The Lord Is My Shepherd - Tom Keene & The Contemporaries - Its Time the Hebrew text of Psalm . For Christians the image of God as a shepherd evokes connections not only with David but with Jesusdescribed as " Good Shepherd " in the Gospel of John. The phrase about "the valley of the shadow of death" is often taken as an allusion to the eternal life given by Jesus.
Orthodox Hold the line - Toto - HUK-Coburg open-air-sommer typically include this Psalm in the prayers of preparation for receiving the Eucharist. The Reformation inspired widespread efforts in western Europe to make biblical texts available in vernacular languages. One of the most popular early English versions was the Geneva Bible The most widely recognized version of the psalm in English today is undoubtedly the one drawn from the King James Bible An early metrical version of the psalm in English was made in by Thomas Sternhold.
Other metrical versions to emerge from the Protestant Reformation include those from The Bay Psalm Book  and a version influenced by Sternholm published in the Scottish Psalter A metrical version of the psalm is traditionally sung to the hymn tune Crimondgenerally attributed to Jessie Seymour Irvine. In the twentieth century, Psalm 23 became particularly associated with funeral liturgies in the English-speaking world, and films with funeral scenes often depict a graveside recitation of the psalm.
Official liturgies of English-speaking churches were slow to adopt this practice, though. The Book of Common Prayer of the Church of England has only Psalms 39 and 90 in its order for the burial of the dead, and in the Episcopal Church in the United States, Psalm 23 was not used for funerals until the revision of the prayer book.
The theme of God as a shepherd was common in ancient Israel and Mesopotamia. For example, King Hammurabiin the conclusion to his famous legal code, wrote: "I Temps Pluvieux - Marco Payet - Ile De Passion Et De Chansons the shepherd who brings well-being and abundant prosperity; my rule is just Psalm 23 portrays God as a good shepherdfeeding verse 1 and leading verse 3 his flock.
The "rod and staff" verse 4 are also the implements of a shepherd. Some commentators see the shepherd imagery pervading the entire psalm. It Magna Carta - Times Of Change known that the shepherd is to know each sheep by name, thus when God is given the analogy of a shepherd, he is not only a protector but also the caretaker.
God, as the caretaker, leads the sheep to green pastures verse 2 and still waters verse 2 because he knows that each of his sheep must be personally led to be fed. Thus, without its Shepherd, the sheep would die Plastidecore - Plastidecore by a predator or of starvation, since sheep are known for their helplessness without their shepherd.
Douglas MacMillan argues that verse 5 "Thou preparest a table before me" refers to the "old oriental shepherding practice" of using little raised tables to feed sheep. MacMillan also notes that verse 6 "Goodness and mercy shall follow me" reminds him of two loyal sheepdogs coming behind the flock. John Ellinwood argues that in verses 4 and 5 King David acknowledges God's protection in expeditions and in battles.
These were raucous in order to demoralize hostiles camped within earshot, and only the king ate from a table. After each victory there was no longer a need for sobriety, so "my cup runneth over.
Also in Psalm 18 David mentions God's protection in battle. The first verse of the Psalm ascribes authorship to King Davidsaid in the Hebrew Scriptures to have been a field shepherd himself as a youth. However, some scholars do not believe that David could have written any of the Psalms. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Redirected from The Lord's my Shepherd. This article uses the Hebrew Masoretic Psalms numbering.
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