Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Jerusalem- Psalm 23

Many scholars believe that King David wrote Psalm 23 while on this hill looking out to Jerusalem.  The valley in between our location and the city walls was a cemetery and city dump... The temple, the House of the Lord, would have been just ahead upon the hill.

Psalm 23:
The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want.
 2 He makes me lie down in green pastures,
       he leads me beside quiet waters,
 3 he restores my soul.
       He guides me in 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 overflows.
 6 Surely goodness and love will follow me
       all the days of my life,
       and I will dwell in the house of the LORD

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