1 [This Psalm is one of the most familiar Psalms in the Bible. We read its very beautiful words. From it, we hear an indication of good things. It comforts us in times of trouble. Yet we don't have a clue as to what it is really saying. To show the true gospel, the true hope, the true salvation — all described in the incredible meaning of the words of David speaking from the Spirit of God, I have commented on every verse in the footnotes below.]
2 He makes me lie down in green pastures; he leads me beside the still waters.2
3 He restores my soul; he leads me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.3
10 Behold, the Lord GOD shall come with a strong hand, and his arm shall rule for him; behold, his reward is with him, and his work before him.
11 He will feed his flock like a shepherd; he will gather the lambs with his arm and carry them in his bosom, and will gently lead those who are with young.
11 I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for his sheep.
12 The hireling [working for a salary] does not own the sheep like the shepherd; so when he sees a wolf coming, he leaves the sheep and flees. Then the wolf attacks the sheep and scatters them.
13 The hireling flees because he is a hireling [working for pay], and does not love the sheep.2
14 I am the good shepherd, and I know my sheep, as I am known by my sheep;
|Revelation 7:17 |
17 For the Lamb who is in the midst of the throne will feed them, and will lead them to living fountains of waters; and God will wipe away all tears from their eyes."