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 23:4

  • Ilikelight for verse 4
    If then no staff..if then no rod..all of my days..are set before me..no trial or even all they of the world would be set against ...for he who is in me..is greater..than than this world..and if i live..ill life to love..another day..if i die..greater is he...for death is overcome..and youll be born again. and this world..is by no means a easy world but by the light of holy spirit..it shines such a light unto You ..and we boldly go.. to carry that light.. because its the only thing that will get you through. its from where you are from and walks with you.. its who sent Jesus.. and from where the wind cometh.. and you are greater..even more than all the things made by man..because you are the light and jewel And a temple.. and home of the holy spirit.. for ever..
  • Barry watson for verse 4
    This psalm is what happens after earthly death Jesus said let this who have ears hear let those with eyes see I am not allowed to explain it any further that is for u to understan thru jesus
  • Shermaan for verse 4
    Shadow of death mean god are with you if you belief in him not some time but all the time.
  • All4agape for verse 4
    Disagree with the commentary "Thy rod and thy staff - Two words denoting the same thing, and both designing God 's pastoral care over him ", as a rod is used for discipline, safety, and staff for comfort, strength and leadership. However, the notion of God 's pastoral care is accurate.
  • Mary Ann for verse 4
    I think that there is a ' 'real ' ' Valley of the Shadow of Death in that area. It would make the Bible even MORE believable, more archeologically correct.
  • Nare komape for verse 4
    The valley is the low parts of the landscape. This are low moment of our life 's path and not only low but death has cast its shadow over this low moments. The imagery here is of death standing between light and the valley and the natural inclination is to cause fear and be paralysed.