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

  • Brianna Shaffer
    This is the best chapter and verses in the whole bible. I am saved and I do fully believe and rely on God. FROG. Fully Rely On God. Please follow the path God has planned for you.
  • Ibioro Austine
    I always use the psalm when ever i'm in despair. It make me feel belonging expercially when it said the Lord is my Shepherd and if He is my Shepherd i don't need be worried over any thing because He own every thing that exit on earth and in heaven. So each time i pray with this psalm i feel fulfill because all the courage i needed are in. I am completely restored in His hand.
  • B J Freeman
    This is a true chapter, when you read I shall not want this goes way and beyond the earth God watches over all his children, God love is so awesome God is good all the time and all the time God is good even when God children is not
  • Lisa M Davenport
    If only the world would read and reflect on this Psalm and know what true peace is. Jesus gives me the peace that surpasses all understanding when I read it. It's as though he breathes His life back into me and strengthens me when I read this Psalm. May all know his peace!
  • Alan cockerham
    My parents passed in 2013 and psalms 23 was my moms favorite verse I find myself looking to it often for strengh.
  • BARBARA
    I had to pick up something so heavy to me; for someone I love. I did not think i could do it.. For some reason never knowing this verse I started to carry it and saying the first few lines. Not understanding why and were this came from, I looked it up... It explained me and why the lord has giving me a second chance "my cup runith over'