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

  • Mark from Abuja
    goodness and mercy are living entity that have the capacity to follow me every were i go they are the one runing after me
  • A disciple
    Al; "Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies." We are strangers and foreigners in this evil world; severed from other people that we should be God's in His Son Jesus Christ our Saviour. All that is in the world, the lusts of the flesh, the desires of the eyes, and the vanities of life, are our mortal enemies; which war against our soul. The FEAST is the Word of God!
  • Al
    How do we understand verse 5?
    Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies
  • Mild Bill
    The Lord is not remote,but daily in my life,for my good.His hand is upon my heart and soul.He is intimate with all his people,my brethren for who he gave his Son.I know his mercy,I need his leading,he is always glorious to me.An eternal life is mine to sing his praises without end.Justice,Truth,Love is his character name.
  • Lilian
    THOUGH PREPARETH THE TABLE BEFORE MINE ENEMIES YOU HAVE ANOINTED MY HEAD WITH OIL MY CUP RUN OVER. ALL PRAISES TO YOU JESUS JEHOVA JIREH THE LORD MY PROVIDER. THANK YOU JESUS FOR THE BLOOD YOU SHED FOR US I AM READY TO RECEIVE YOUR MIRACLE BLESSING AND HEALING FOR ME AND FAMILY LORD JESUS MY SAVIOR MY ROCK AND MY SALVATION SHALOM AMEN HALLELUJAH
  • Steve morrow
    PSALM 78:19 YEA THEY SPAKE AGAINST GOD THEY SAID CAN GOD FURNISH A TABLE IN THE WILDERNESS --20-- BEHOLD HE SMOTE THE ROCK THAT THE WATERS GUSHED OUT AND THE STREAMS OVERFLOWED CAN HE GIVE BREAD ALSO CAN HE PROVIDE FLESH FOR HIS PEOPLE --21--THEREFORE THE LORD HEARD THIS AND WAS WROTH SO A FIRE WAS KINDLED AGAINST JACOB AND ANGER ALSO CAME UP AGAINST ISRAEL PROVERBS 3:3 LET NOT MERCY AND TRUTH FORSAKE THEE BIND THEM ABOUT THY NECK WRITE THEM UPON THE TABLE OF THY HEART PSLAM 25:10 ALL THE PATHS OF THE LORD ARE MERCY AND TRUTH --UNTO SUCH--AS KEEP HIS --- COVENANT AND HIS TESTIMONIES 1 CORINTHIANS 10:21 YOU CANNOT DRINK THE CUP OF THE LORD AND THE CUP OF devils YOU CANNOT BE PARTAKERS OF THE LORDS TABLE AND THE TABLE OF devils