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The 23rd Psalm, paraphrased
Truth From the Holy Scriptures
The Lord is my Shepherd. I shall not remain in lack, for He shall supply what I need. He allows me to rest in lush pastures when I am filled and content. He leads me beside quiet waters where I may satisfy my thirst in peace.
He restores my soul and gives me perpetual strength for my tasks. He guides me in paths of righteousness for His Holy name's sake. He is responsible for me, for I am submitted to His watchcare.
Even though I stumble through the vally of deep darkness or death, I shall fear no evil, for my Shepherd is with me. His protection and discipline do reassure me, for His staff and rod are His mercy and grace upon me.
My Shepherd prepares a festive banquet for me in the mocking presence of my enemies - my soul is fed though they are in hunger. My Shepherd anoints my head with healing oil at eve's light, soothing wounds of my daily sojourn in the fields.
My provided cup overflows, and this abundance I am able to share with others. Surely His goodness and lovingkindness will bless me all my mortal days, because I follow Him.
I am traveling to dwell in the majestic house of my Redeemer Guide, when this journey is completed, and I shall live with Him forevermore!