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David extolls the goodness of God as his shepherd, and expresses
his confidence in him, ver. 1 - 6.
A psalm of David.
2: Lie down - To repose myself at noon, as the manner was in
those hot countries. Green - Where there is both delight and plenty
3: Restoreth - Heb. He bringeth it back; from its errors and
wandering. For - Not for any worth in me, but for the glory of
his justice, and faithfulness, and goodness.
4: Thy rod and thy staff - Two words denoting the same thing, and
both designing God's pastoral care over him.
5: A table - Thou furnishest me with plenty of provisions and
comforts. Oil - With aromatic ointments, which were then used at great
feasts; thy comforts delight my soul. Runneth over - Thou hast given
me a plentiful portions, signified by the cup, given to the guests by the
master of the feast.