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

  • April A. Hawley
    It summarizes the gifts of salvation to those who accept our Lord Jesus. Only a loving Father could give such gifts. Reading it gives the believer the peace that can only come from God, who deserves all praise.
  • Ursula
    I loved this Psalms since I was a child and never stopped...
    Live believing in this scripture no matter which way my life was going..
    And repeated a lot
  • Helen Paredes
    Praise you heavenly power above us all clean spirits Mercy love peace faith family joining together keep us safe and love one another amen glory to high power
  • A disciple
    Dear David, There is not a sparrow that falls to the ground without our Father in heaven; and He knows the way that we take. I find it a strength in times of difficulty, to know that "we are not our own;" and that our lives are His, and on loan to us as His servants, for His use. God has made it clear, that all that we suffer wrongfully, He will remember and judge when the fullness of time comes.
  • Paleho Khalatha
    David says even though l walk in the valley of darkness l shall fear not. The valley is a test but not destiny. If we pass through the valley it does not mean we will die there is just a route. Our destiny is beyond the velley. We need not worry about the valley because even in that velley God is with us.
  • Erica
    Psalms 23 means to me and makes me feel like God and Jesus Christ is MY one and only Father that will and is Protecting me from all evil...HE will definitely comfort and keep me at peace always until we meet again in Paradise, God Kingdom, and Heaven without anymore problems, stress, or issues!!