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“Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.”
King James Version (KJV)
Thou preparest a table before me, in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oyle, my cuppe runneth ouer.
- King James Version (1611) - Compare to scan of original Psalms chapter 23
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You have anointed my head with oil; My cup overflows.
- New American Standard Version (1995)
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: Thou hast anointed my head with oil; My cup runneth over.
- American Standard Version (1901)
You make ready a table for me in front of my haters: you put oil on my head; my cup is overflowing.
- Basic English Bible
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies; thou hast anointed my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
- Darby Bible
He shall receive a blessing from the Lord, and mercy from God his Saviour.
- Douay Rheims Bible
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of my enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
- Webster's Bible
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil. My cup runs over.
- World English Bible
Thou arrangest before me a table, Over-against my adversaries, Thou hast anointed with oil my head, My cup is full!
- Youngs Literal Bible
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies; Thou hast anointed my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible
Humility's comment on 2015-10-04 06:35:56:
To get to Thee Table I WILL NEED A.God's Rod 1. Protection B. God's Staff 1. Guidance Without His Protection and Guidance I will get killed. The only way to this Table is with God's Protection and through His Guidance. May God's Richest and Best Be Yours
My Soul protector's comment on 2015-03-29 07:04:41:
It 's so good to read thoughts of believers. Thanks to everyone for sharing as indeed we all have enemies. The most dangerous is ones self, but the closer we draw near to God the path of our lives changes for good. God almighty is always with us.Amen
oliver okoro's comment on 2015-01-05 07:11:08:
I believe God did it show and demonstrate his unstoppable power that at work in us eph 3v20 God new that he has put in us the ability to go ahead even in present of our enemies
DeAnna's comment on 2014-12-08 09:15:20:
In him we live...we move...and have our being. Praise him !!
kay's comment on 2014-10-11 08:18:58:
I WOKE THIS MORNING... AND THE FIRST 12 WORDS OF PSALM 23 5 CAME TO MY MIND. SO I WENT TO THE COMPUTER AND FOUND THEM IN PSALM 23, WHICH I HAVE READ MANY MANY TIMES, AND HAVE QUOTED MANY TIMES. SATAN HAS A WAY OF STEALING THE WORD, AND ALSO WHERE IT IS WRITTEN. JESUS, DURING THE WILDERNESS TEST... ALWAYS QUOTED THE WORD TO SATAN, AND SATAN WOULD FLEE EACH TIME. JESUS SAID "IT IS WRITTEN.... " EACH TIME. AS I READ FROM ONE PERSON 'S RESPONSE ON THIS PSALM.... ABOUT HOW HIS THOUGHTS CAUSE HIM TO BE UPSET. JESUS SAID IN HIS WORD... WE WRESTLE NOT AGAINST BLOOD AND FLESH, BUT AGAINST POWERS OF DARKNESS... ".. AND IT IS WRITTEN... EPHESIANS 5 16 YOU WILL BE ABLE TO QUENCH ALL THE FLAMIING DARTS OF THE EVIL ONE " THOSE THOUGHTS THAT COME INTO YOUR MIND, THOSE THOUGHTS OF CONDEMNATION, ETC, ARE FROM THE ENEMY. SATAN WANTS YOU TO FOOL YOU TO BELIEVE IT IS YOU, NOT THE FIREY DARTS OF THE ENEMY. ITS IS WRITTEN..... AMEN AND AMEN!!!
Joseph's comment on 2014-08-21 13:42:44:
Every living being has enemies. God knows this that 's why he made these promise, trust and obey he will surely do what he says. After all he 's not a man that he should lie.
Frank Phereni's comment on 2014-08-14 20:10:43:
This psalm reminds me of how caring our God is,whenever i read this psalm my soul rest,knowing that God is about to overflow my cup.
laura's comment on 2014-08-02 21:52:14:
Scott we all strugle with abuse to ourselves through the mind your desription of how God has delivered you is beautiful. Thank you for sharing. He is such a sweet God.
Itumeleng's comment on 2014-06-17 07:44:02:
He prepares a table for me " in the presence of my enemies ".This tells us that God knew that we will have enemies spiritual and otherwise , so it shouldn 't take us by surprise, God made provision to counter that, since He is God who is all knowing and God of Mercy. So,lets confront our enemies with the right attitude not fear, for we know that fear is not our portion but confidence is. The table will be prepared right on the face of our enemies,God said it, and He is no man that He can lie. It shall be done,
one Day at a time's comment on 2014-06-02 14:20:55:
Psalms 23 just saved my life
Jigme Kazi's comment on 2014-03-30 20:10:34:
This is perhaps my favourite section of the Old Testament...the Psalm reflects David 's life....would like to get commentaries on the last verse...Thou preparest a table before in the presence of mine enemies...Thou annointest my head with oil...
debbie's comment on 2014-03-03 04:27:45:
God s an Awesome God Because he loves us I have a shield around me where every I go and not even my enemy can harm me In no way will I be without with Him he provides all my needs and more
Cheryl's comment on 2013-10-20 12:44:18:
God is so awesome,gracious and merciful (He) God allows us to come to the throne room of "Mercy and Grace" even when we make mistakes and then we can always go back to him with a repentent heart. And after all is said and done (He) God is so forgiving He still will prepare a table for us in fromt of our enemies.
scott's comment on 2013-05-25 12:12:40:
As many times as I have read this verse I had never really noticed the surreal image of eating a feast in front of my enemies. Certainly the most wicked of all my enemies are my own thoughts, the things I say to myself about me. None of my enemies is more cruel to me than I am to myself. I have struggled with drug addiction, alcholism and mental health problems all my life God saved me from booze and drugs many years ago. But I continue to be my own "worst enemy" with my repetitive, recurring thoughts. God gives me the confidence to not only "face" my fearful, wicked thoughts but indeed to sit face to face with them at a banquet table and enjoy the feast God has prepared for me. He not only feeds me but delivers me, from my enemies, from myself.
ERIC's comment on 2013-03-23 02:29:15:
We are serving the GOD of abundance.
Joe Glascock's comment on 2011-03-21 17:37:59:
23:5 ".....my cup runneth over" : This is Davids attitude as to how God takes care of him, and should also be ours, ....God not only knows our needs, he more than supplies them. This is also a referrence to hospitality in Davids time, if a guest sat at the table for a while with an emty cup, it was time to go, if your cup was full, it meant you were welcome to stay, if it ran over, it meant you were more than welcome!
That is Gods attitude about us, we are more than welcome to come boldly before his throne, to pray for special requests, but our basic needs are more than met!, they "runneth over", the way and everything we need has already been prepared ahead of time!
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