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

  • Clyde Lane
    The presence of the Lord is ever with those who acknowledge the Lord.
  • JESSE
    I WOULD LOVE TO RECEIVE BIBLICAL TEXTS LIKE THIS EVERY MORNING I LOVE PSALMS ESPECIALLY 23 I PRAY YOU ALL BE BLESSED IN YOUR MINISTRY,
  • Ingemar Höglander
    The best part of the book. THANK YOU for that psalm my Lord.
  • Bennie j white
    Truly I realize how much I appreciate this psalm,I recite it back to the Lord with my daily prayers and it has been instrumental in my relationship with Him.It creates an intimacy with Him because He desires to be intimate with us and as His works speak to our they become alive and take us beyond ourselves to relationship with the Lord that is delicately intimate. An example of His Love for us.Joy
  • Denise
    My Shepard is the Lord and my Pastor i want for nothing he leads i follow something i need to do more of.it teaching me daily to have an understanding with him. So my prayers are always to learn and be a doer of the word and not just a hearer of it. So i will dwell in the house of the Lord meaning i will go into the church for the rest of my life to have a relationship with the Lord and do right
  • Jossie
    Protection, healing, forgiving, trust, abandonment, low self esteem, fear, forgiving your family