Psalms 23:1-3 (ANIV)
1 [A psalm of David.]
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.
TIME OF DAY:
The sun (unseen above & to the right) illuminated this scene, casting shadows to the left & below the figure & objects in this scene.
David (son of Jesse).
Psalm 23 is an example of a Psalm of Confidence, which expresses trust in God’s care for & leadership of his people.
This is my literal interpretation of the Psalmist king David lying in green pastures/meadows, by quiet waters.
The tall pick/purple plant in the foreground is Alcea setosa (aka Bristly hollyhock), which flowers in Israel in April to the beginning of June, and grows to a height of 6.5-9.8 feet (2-3 metres). The leaves, the inflorescence (flower) stalk and the fruits are characterized by bristly hairs on their surfaces. The plant can be found in the following habitats: The Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Semi-steppe shrublands.