The "23rd" Psalm: A Catechesis on the Sacraments
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Interesting! I came across an article about the "23rd Psalm" -- the 22nd to us Douay people. In the Douay, it reads:

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Quote:The Lord ruleth me: and I shall want nothing. He hath set me in a place of pasture. He hath brought me up, on the water of refreshment: He hath converted my soul. He hath led me on the paths of justice, for his own name' s sake.For though I should walk in the midst of the shadow of death, I will fear no evils, for thou art with me. Thy rod and thy staff, they have comforted me. Thou hast prepared a table before me against them that afflict me. Thou hast anointed my head with oil; and my chalice which inebriateth me, how goodly is it! And thy mercy will follow me all the days of my life. And that I may dwell in the house of the Lord unto length of days.
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(It's still weird, after all these years, to see how it reads in the Douay after having been raised nominally Prot and sent to a Protestant "Bible school" type place for K-5  -- neverminding all the cross-stichings of this Psalm hanging on walls all over this country, and little plaques and stuff LOL)

Anyway, here's an article about how that Psalm is a mini-catechesis on the Sacraments:

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The Knox Bible translation:

Psalm 22 (23)

1 (A psalm. Of David.)

The Lord is my shepherd; how can I lack anything? 2 He gives me a resting-place where there is green pasture, leads me out to the cool water’s brink, refreshed and content. 3 As in honour pledged, by sure paths he leads me; 4 dark be the valley about my path, hurt I fear none while he is with me; thy rod, thy crook are my comfort. 5 Envious my foes watch, while thou dost spread a banquet for me; richly thou dost anoint my head with oil, well filled my cup. All my life thy loving favour pursues me; through the long years the Lord’s house shall be my dwelling-place.

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Psalms+22&version=KNOX

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