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

  • Mary v Spencer
    I thank my Lord
  • Peter
    Hopeful, but hindered.
    I am still the same; hope that you are well; conquering the problem; and have faith that it can be done especially if God is with you. God is always with us when we allow Him to be. He has created us in his image; and allowed us to choose and He has given his son, Jesus to atone for and overcome our sins. Believe in God and Jesus and have faith. I do not know what else2say
  • Gayatri Florence
    As a kid I memorised psalms 23, now I am beginning to understand the meaning better. I know Jesus is my shepherd and his love for me is forever. I believe that Jesus is the son of God, was born of virgin Mary, was crucified for my sins, died, and rose again and will come to take me home. I believe.
  • Samantha Magee
    I love reading psalms 23.
  • Gina
    Psalm 23:2
    Several years ago, I was at home in a deep sleep. In my sleep, I heard this Scripture. I woke up repeating the Scripture. It was awesome!!!
    Life at that time was hectic. I had a teenage son on wrong path. God taught me to Praise Him! Today, I smile when I hear psalm 23:2.
  • Allen caslavka
    When I have trouble going to sleep, I say the our father, hail Mary, 23rd Psalm, Josh 1:9.