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

  • Joy arun Peter
    It taught me how to lead my life and thank God my son was inspired by Psalms that he reads and prays everyday praise be to Jesus
  • Joyce Ballentine
    Psalm 23:1 "The LORD is my shepherd, I lack nothing." MY MY MY! NO MATTER WHAT IS GOING IN THE WORLD OR IN MY LIFE, I WILL LACK NOTHING CAUSE OF MY SHEPHERD! MY SHEPHERD LEADS ME AND GUIDES ME EVEN WHEN I AM STUBBORN AND HARD HEADED! CAUSE OF MY SHEPHERD I DON'T HAVE TO STRESS OVER TEMPORARY THINGS IN THIS TEMPORARY WORLD! THANK U LORD FOR BEING MY SHEPHERD EVERY DAY OF MY LIFE AND NOT JUST ON SUN
  • Harold Johnson
    The 23rd bring me such great comfort knowing that he is the god that would supply all my needs.
  • Essienne
    I have been looking for such a commentary on the King James version of 1611 for a long time. This interpretation is simple and makes the reading of the word that much more meaningful to me. Thank you.
  • Nalini
    I love this Psalm very much. It gave me so much peace, hope and inspiration in my life on a daily basis.
  • Linda Gordon
    I love to read Psalms 23. When I was a little child my mother would say this verses all the time around the house. She said it do much, i learn the words listen to her. She would tell me to recite this verse everyday. One of my favorite today.