Lionel P. Camara (blue studio shot)

Lionel Phillips Camara

(November 7, 1913 - July 10, 2006)

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July 15, 2006 Memorial Service Transcripts

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PSALM 23
A psalm of David.

1The 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.
4Even though I walk
     through the valley of the shadow of death,s
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
     forever.
s4 Or through the darkest valley

Scripture taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION.
Copyright 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society.
Used by permission of Zondervan Publishing House. All rights reserved.



The word of the Lord.

       
PSALM 23
A Psalm of David.

THE LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.
    2 He maketh me to lie down in green F71 pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.
    3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.
    4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shad- ow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
    5 Thou preparest a table be- fore me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest F72 my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
    6 Surely goodness and mer- cy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever. F73

FOOTNOTES:
F71: green...: Heb. pastures of tender grass     
F72: anointest: Heb. makest fat
F73: for ever: Heb. to length of days

The Authorized Version
(a.k.a. the King James Version) 1611
   
     
PSALM 23
A Psalm of David.

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       The LORD is my shepherd;
I shall not want.
He makes me to lie down in green
   pastures;
He leads me beside the still waters.
He restores my soul;
He leads 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 You are with me;
Your rod and Your staff, they
   comfort me.

You prepare a table before me in
   the presence of my enemies;
You anoint my head with oil;
My cup runs over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall
   follow me
All the days of my life;
And I will dwell F20 in the house of the
   LORD
Forever.

FOOTNOTE:
F20: Following Septuagint, Syriac, Targum, and Vulgate;
        Masoretic Text reads return.

Scripture taken from the New King James Version.
Copyright 1979, 1980, 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Comments:

It appears that Aunty Mary Ann read the NIV translation. I think that's the one Grandpa memorized "back in Sunday school", but I'm not entirely positive. I remember reading it to him one of the last times he was in the hospital and he started saying it with me. I'm pretty sure he said all the same words. I added the KJV and NKJV for comparison, formatted as per the printed copies that I have (roughly, since mine don't have the footnotes).

I read from my NIV Life Application Study Bible (from Costco - the best $20-30 I ever spent). I like having all the charts, maps, and notes right there with the scripture. I don't agree theologically with everything that's said in the notes, and I even found an error in one of the tables (about the Hebrew months), but as long as you remember that commentary and "helps" are not scripture, I highly recommend that you get one. I copied the scripture above from crosswalk.com and tried to format it as it appears in my Bible.

TODO