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

  • I am comforted In knowing that each and every valley that I experience my God is right next to me giving me strength, peace and power to endure and persevere. Amen!
  • Psalms 23:4 means to me that I am to keep my focus on Jesus so that evil can not defeat me on my journey through this life. I am with jesus and he is with me . That goes for you to.
  • Tyler Guzzone for verse 4
    Yes, though I walk through a world with out God, I will not fear Satin: for Jesus Christ and the Father are with me thy rod and thy staff protects me from demons evil.
  • Lamar thomas for verse 4
    I like the wisdom and knowledge that the psalms provides. We all have valley experiences but we should not choose to lay down while going through. Remember we walk by faith not by site. God has created life so that weapons form. But they shall not prosper. So hold on to the rod. Hold on to the staff and allow the peace of God to be with you. Amen 128522 .
  • 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 love to live and 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..
  • Rebecca Maney for verse 4
    When we walk through the storms of our life, God is always there to comfort us and pick us up. We shall not fear but lean of his everlasting arms.