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

  • Bruce
    Humble:Your post seems out of place? What are you saying?
  • AnotherHumbleChristianSoldier
    Well said Humility, well said!
  • Emma
    I learned to memorize this 23rd psalm when I first started to church when I was a small child. I am almost 80 now and I repeat it every night before I start my prayers. It is so comforting and beautiful. God gave us the most beautiful words to worship him. God is so good and comforting. I love him always and forever.
  • Joseph isiekwene
    this Psalm is powerful and makes God to deliver us in all problems when we read it.
  • SONIA P
    Praise the Lord. I have had some hills to climb, some dark valleys. But JESUS was my Lilly in the valleys. Reading Psalm 23 daily reminded me that, JESUS is always with me though the road seem rough. He is my Shepherd who restores me and leads me in His righteousness. Praise GOD.
  • Sharon
    The 23rd Psalms resurrected my life this past week. I went from life support to a new day. God has really changed my life this week and also a lot of ppl in the process. I will never doubt him, bc He's real..