The Christian Noob (n00b)

born & raised Catholic, now going to a Presbyterian church & still learning

The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want

It’s funny how ignorance can affect us in all aspects of life including our faith.

1 The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.
2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.
3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.
4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.
— Psalms 23:1-6 (KJV)

I always thought that Psalm 23:1-6 meant that, yes, God’s our protection and guidance (shepherd), but we’d still reject him.

In other translations of the Bible, it clearly says that we need nothing else since God’s our protection and guidance (shepherd).

1 Yahweh is my shepherd:
I shall lack nothing.
2 He makes me lie down in green pastures.
He leads me beside still waters.
3 He restores my soul.
He guides me in the 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 runs over.
6 Surely goodness and loving kindness shall follow me all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in Yahweh’s house forever.
— Psalms 23:1-6 (WEB)

Ignorance can be painfully bad, aside from making us look stupid at times (like in my case with these verses). This is yet another reason why we should study the Bible (https://christiannoob.wordpress.com/2010/06/no-need-to-read-bible/).

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