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Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible, by John Wesley, [1754-65], at

Psalms Chapter 23

Psalms 23:2

psa 23:2

Lie down - To repose myself at noon, as the manner was in those hot countries. Green - Where there is both delight and plenty of provisions.

Psalms 23:3

psa 23:3

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.

Psalms 23:4

psa 23:4

Thy rod and thy staff - Two words denoting the same thing, and both designing God's pastoral care over him.

Psalms 23:5

psa 23:5

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.

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