Psalms 23:4

“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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Yea though I walke through the valley of the shadowe of death, I will feare no euill: for thou art with me, thy rod and thy staffe, they comfort me.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil, for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Yea, thou 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.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Yes, though I go through the valley of deep shade, I will have no fear of evil; for you are with me, your rod and your support are my comfort.
- Basic English Bible

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.
- Darby Bible

Yes, though I walk through the valley of the shades of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
- Webster's Bible

Even 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.
- World English Bible

Also -- when I walk in a valley of death-shade, I fear no evil, for Thou [art] with me, Thy rod and Thy staff -- they comfort me.
- Youngs Literal Bible

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.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 23:4


23:4 Thy rod and thy staff - Two words denoting the same thing, and both designing God's pastoral care over him.


Discussion for Psalms 23

  • Med
    I use the first verse of this psalm 23 in my prayer every time i was at my very difficult situation of my life and God proves me right to His words, He comforts me and strenghten me. This comfort that God only can give and i thank Him.He is the answer for everything!
  • Bandara herath
    Nicest chapter. Lord's creation, promises, salvation resurrection and heavenly place is explained here attractively.
  • Priscilla
    The lord always protected me there's no need to fear anyone he will cover me with his blood protect me from all even my enemies believe he is my Shepherd and I shall not want.I will trust in God he will answer my prayers. When I need him he's always there he lifts me up when I'm down he let me know as prayers go up blessings come down amen what a God we serve in Jesus name I believe only my God
  • Rose M. Banks
    I will not be afraid of the seen or the unseen, for the LORD is with me and will guide me while seeking the paths of righteousness , AMEN
  • Ernest
    Psalm 23 gives me more wisdom to understand the world of God
  • Cj
    I will build my foundation upon the rock which is the lord our god. I forsee the coming storms in my life and I'll not make it through with out you my dear precious lord jesus.