God is my shepherd, therefore I can lack nothing: He will cause me to repose myself in pasture full of grass, and he will lead me unto calm waters.
The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pasture, and leadeth me beside the still waters.
The 23rd Psalm, the most popular of the psalms, has been translated countless times, in many different ways. Miles Coverdale’s translation in the 1539 Great Bible reads, “He shall feed me in a green pasture, and lead me forth beside the waters of comfort.” The 1610 Douai Old Testament, the Catholic version published a year before the King James Bible, has a rendering more literally based on the Latin Vulgate: “in place of pasture there he hath placed me. Upon the water of refection he hath brought me up.”