Main point summary
The Lord is our shepherd, he is the only one that we need
The Lord is my d shepherd;
The Lord is my shepherd
I shall not e want.
(it means) his the only one that i need
He makes me lie down in green f pastures.
Because he makes me to lie down in green pastures
He leads me beside still waters. 1
Then he leads me beside still water
He g restores my soul.
Then he restores my soul
He h leads me in i paths of righteousness 1
and lastly he leads me in the paths of righteousness
for his j name’s sake.
For the sake of his name (Glory)
Even though I k walk through the valley of l the shadow of death, 1
Therefore, even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death
I will m fear no evil,
I will not fear evil
for n you are with me;
because you are with me
your o rod
By your rod
and your staff,
and by your staff
they comfort me.
they comfort me
You p prepare a table before me in q the presence of my enemies;
It is you, who prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies
you r anoint my head with oil;
by you anointing my head with oil
my s cup overflows.
and as a result my cup overflows
Surely 1 goodness and mercy 2 shall follow me all the days of my life,
In other words, your goodness and mercy shall surely follows me as long as I live
and I shall t dwell 3 in the house of the Lord u forever. 4
so that I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever
What does the Psalmist mean when he says " The Lord is my shepherd"? God is his greatest desire. Why does the psalmist desire God more than anything else? Because God's goodness and mercy will sustain him so that he will be able to be with his greatest desire forevermore, and that is God.