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Re: Memorize This


Several readers pointed out that the Bible is, at any rate in the original
languages, partly written in verse. The most popular passage for inclusion
in my list is the 23rd psalm. On reflection, I think these readers are
right. Here it is, laid out as free verse. Enjoy! And then memorize, if
you haven’t already.

Psalm 23


The Lord is my shepherd;

I shall not want.

He maketh me to lie down in green pastures:

He leadeth me beside the still waters.

He restoreth my soul:

He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,

I will fear no evil:

For thou art with me:

Thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies:

Thou anointest my head with oil;

My cup runneth over.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life:

And I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.


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