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- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition
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
23:4 Thy rod and thy staff - Two words denoting the same thing, and both designing God's pastoral care over him.
Judy's comment on 2014-09-07 22:31:14:
Whenever I 'm afraid I repeat the Lord has not given us the spirit of fear but of power and of love and of a sound mind.I now have a better understanding of Psalms23 Jesus is so comforting and when you call his name you get stronger and stronger each time it release fear will never stop loving him in Jesus name amen.
Kola Suleiman's comment on 2014-08-31 17:59:02:
David went through alot in life and all that saved him was the spirit of God. And that is why anytime i read that chapter of the psalms i feel relived in my innermost man. God keeps speaking through His word daily and we must be at alart to hear Him. So,we should always allow that chapter of the psalmits to do the work and we should go sleep assured . To God be thou glory forever more.
Duane's comment on 2014-08-29 22:09:35:
I have felt my whole life that we are spirit beings having a temporary and fleeting physical experience This Psalm has always allowed me to feel safe and protected even in life 's dangerous circumstances.
KB's comment on 2014-07-30 12:26:23:
If God can be for us, what and who can be against us?? Nothing to fear! Move on with your life!
Olivia Madu's comment on 2014-05-06 04:47:11:
This verse ps 23 4 . Teachs me alot. It tells me that nothing can ever harm me because my lord my good Sherpherd has a rod and a staff to protect me so even when trials come because walking through the valley tells us trials and hard times will come but God will always be there to see us through all we need to do is trust and obey Him
Panda Mpho Maselo Mafa's comment on 2014-04-29 23:45:02:
I will fear no evil..touches my soul there.
Bads's comment on 2014-04-22 13:48:48:
To me it is the creators way of saying our lives are full trials and we will be tested by demons but as long as we walk with the creator the rod and staff will protect and guide us so we have nothing to fear and we can take comfort in the creators Devine guidance.
Lastguardianangel's comment on 2014-04-09 12:29:49:
I find many of the comments very interesting. In the end it will all be revealed...
Rod's comment on 2014-04-02 23:42:23:
If u caught that movie about the seals the one that survived repeated the 23 pslam over and over all. The way thur his horendous experience. I guess it work for him!!!!!!!
Christy's comment on 2014-03-27 23:50:03:
I would never and will never feel safe with a "father " who never taught me to be safe within his strenght and wisdom to protect me. So I say my Heavenly Father taught me to find comfort within His wisdom to protect me. Easy as logic I say!
Debbie's comment on 2014-03-03 06:22:47:
Many days I have seen darkness because I am a sinner Jesus died for my sins so that I may have everlasting Life My sins have been forgiving and as i seek God and get closer to him I fear no man because God loves me and protects me and his angels take good care of me I believe
B Mounce's comment on 2014-02-24 10:21:38:
This is the revolution my father got from Psalms 23 4 What did Moses part the Red Sea with His Rod and his Staff I firmly believe Psalms 23 4 is walking across the red sea Moses parted the Red Sea with his Rod and Staff As I walk through the valley of the shadow of death Valley is the parted Red sea and the shadow is from the walls of the Red sea over the people that crossed the red sea I shall fear no evil death from the sea for thine Rod and thy Staff is with me Moses staff and Rod that has the red sea open for them
Snovia Mankga's comment on 2014-01-25 23:47:59:
most of de tym we may find we have forgotten our angels whos guiding us through day and night it means even if ur in trouble God grace en mercy is with us
MockingBird's comment on 2014-01-25 09:43:30:
All that death can do is cast a shadow !!! Light overcomes the darkness ; darkness cannot comprehend light ,therefore light is greater:(Jesus His word is the light of the world.) Fear is a spirit , fear is of the devil; because I am born of God I have not been given the spirit of fear. The rod is the word of God : the staff is the spoken word of God . Faith not fear. What God His word has spoken to me; that is what I will stand on. Praise the Lord.
LANCE's comment on 2013-11-21 23:43:06:
I read most of the comments and views hoping to find one, at lese one with the same revelations i have gotten about this psalms. I am talking about (I shall fear no evil)before i got my revelation I use to think it ment (will not be afraid) but then it was reveled to me (nothing bad will happen to me)because when we all walk in the shadows of death we are all fearful at times until we pull ourself together and trust in the lord.but the fear was unwarranted becauce just like when some one is going on a trip we bade them farewell,we even keep farewell parties for them, this is the type of fear i am thinking about , so even if you have some fear you will not be contradicting the psalms becouse what it is really saying is you will (farewell) (in the shadows of death)I hope you can see this.
Martin From Derby's comment on 2013-11-17 18:14:40:
I believe the word 'shadow' was very deliberately included in this psalm. What is a shadow but a shape, an outline projected by the light. A shadow has appearance only but no substance. By using the phrase 'the shadow of death' the psalmist is telling us that death is not really what it appears to be. Often misquoted as 'valley of death' unfortunately.
Colby Spence's comment on 2013-10-19 21:48:56:
This verse has followed me through my birth up until the present day. Just to give some insight, I am a Japanese male that was adopted by African American parents (1953). This was during the time of the Civil Rights Era. It was trying time of extreme mistreatment by those that were misguided. The roads that I have followed have been crooked and bumpy. God has watch over me and protected me, even from myself. It is true that, 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 Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition )
Paul Wilson's comment on 2013-07-27 16:38:11:
I have read Psalm 23 many times and am still amazed at David's insight into the way he regards God in his cir***stances. Verse 4 is my favourite because whenever I am in distress as a Christian I know that god is in control of my life and will be with me when I walk through the valley of the shadow of death - not through death itself right now but the shadow of death. What a comfort I know that God is there for me - and to p*** this on to others who need to know my Saviour is such a privilege.
Jon's comment on 2013-06-18 15:58:43:
I read this verse many time when I was deployed in Iraq. I knew that God was watching over me and no matter everything was going to be ok. As a Marine there's something about this verse that comforts, strengthens, and motivates me.
Rich's comment on 2013-06-04 11:29:00:
I particularly love this verse as it applies to all of gods children. It is meant to comfort us in times of distress and teaches us not to fear evil but to embrace his emminence and welcome eternal life.
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