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

  • Cassandra
    I stand on his word and when ever I'm going through a valley experience I know God got me covered
  • Michael
    psalm 23 is full of light it refreshes my soul and body it makes me to understand and worship GOD more : it gives me courage and when ever am going down it brings me up to a higher level like never befor glory to GOD almighty:
  • Lindaharris
    This is so true Thank you Heaven Father
  • Ruth
    He restoreth my soul. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures. He leadeth me in the path of righteousness for his name's sake. HalleluYahweh the Great Shepherd!
  • Linda Locke
    23rd Psalms, I have it in my memory. I can repeat Psalms over and over and I can receive comfort the more I recite it the Holy Spirit Is there within me I am doing this for my husband He is in sedated sleep He Loves 23rd Psalms.
  • NZJade
    ... reminds us what we have with each waking moment of our time here ...