Character and Names of God in Psalm 23

The LORD (Jehovah)
Is my Shepherd (Jehovah-rohi)
I shall not want (Jehovah-jireh – my provider)
He makes me lie down in green pastures
He leads me besides
still waters (Jehovah-shalom – my peace)
He restores my soul (Jehovah-rophe – my healer)
He leads me in paths of
Righteousness (Jehovah-tsidkenu – the LORD is righteous)
For his name sake.
Even though, I walk through the valley of shadow of death,
I will fear no evil,
For thou are with me (Jehovah-shammah – The LORD is there)
Thy rod and thy staff, they comfort me.
Thou preparest a table before me
in the presence of mine enemies (Jehovah-nissi – my banner)
Thou anointest (Jehovah-M’Kaddesh – The Lord sanctifies)
my head with oil, my cup runs over.

Because, Jehovah (THE LORD) is
jireh (provider)
shalom (peace)
rophe (healer)
tsidkenu (righteousness)
shammah (there)
nissi (banner)
M’kaddesh (sanctifier)

Surely, goodness and mercy shall follow us ALL THE DAYS OF OUR LIVES and we will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

We see the character of God when we know His Names, because no one name could contain the limitless infinite God and that is why His response to Moses, when asked “What shall I tell the children of Israel when they ask me what is the name of the God of their fathers that has sent me?” (Exodus 3:13),  simply was “I AM THAT I AM”.

Ref: Adapted from The Bible Exposition Commentary by Warren Wiersbe

8 thoughts on “Character and Names of God in Psalm 23

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  3. Thank you for all your posts. Greatly appreciated.
    God bless you with wisdom and us readers with understanding.
    Love in Jesus

    • Thank you Charmaine. God’s wisdom I certainly covet and I thank you for your kind words and well wishes / blessings. I pray the same for you. Love in Jesus. God bless you and yours richly.
      Mano Paul

  4. There is such cmfort in knowing all the names of God. That is why people are so blessed by reading Psalm 23, because God is revealing His character to us. I have had many times of trouble in my life and reading this psalm is often a life-saver in those dark times. After reading it, I am back on solid ground. Thank you, Jesus!

  5. Thank you for teaching me about the names of God in Psalm 23. I have found them very helpful especially when I recite the Psalms in moments of deep despair. Now that I am aware of the Names, I can find comfort from knowing that GOD is ever present and close to me. God bless and may you continue to inspire and teach us.

    • Thank you Rose. It is the Holy Spirit who inspires us and so may the glory be all to God. We are but mouthpieces for our savior. Pleased to learn that the post on names of God in Psalm 23 was a blessing to you. It is definitely a blessing to me and my family. God be with you and bless you and yours richly.

    • Rose, I also wanted to share that Psalm 23 where we affirm that the Lord is our Shepherd is even possible because, in Psalm 22, he is the unblemished Lamb of God (Agnus Dei) that was slaughtered for our sin. What a wonderful God we follow now as his sheep. God bless you!

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