The Neutered 23 Psalm

The King James version of the 23 Psalm:

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.

The Gender Corrected Version of the same:

You are my shepherd, I shall not want
I lie down in green pastures
and am lead besides the still waters.
My soul is restored.
You guide me on my way
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 have arranged a table before me
in the presence of my enemies.
You have anointed my head with oil, my cup runneth over.
May goodness and mercy follow me all the days of my life;
May I dwell in Your house forever.

Res ipsa loquitur

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One Response to The Neutered 23 Psalm

  1. Operafilly says:

    I’ve even seen comments of people objecting to exact libretto translations…..wanting to sanitize racial references in operas……shudder

    Great fears of mine are affirmative action and political correctness invading opera.

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