KJV LexiconYea though I walk
to walk; causatively, to carry (in various senses)
through the valley
a gorge (from its lofty sides; hence, narrow, but not a gully or winter-torrent) -- valley.
of the shadow of death
shade of death, i.e. the grave (figuratively, calamity) -- shadow of death.
I will fear
to fear; morally, to revere; caus. to frighten
bad or (as noun) evil (natural or moral)one), worse(-st), wretchedness, wrong. (Incl. feminine raaah; as adjective or noun.).
for thou art with me thy rod
a scion, i.e. (literally) a stick (for punishing, writing, fighting, ruling, walking, etc.) or (figuratively) a clan -- correction, dart, rod, sceptre, staff, tribe.
and thy staff
support (abstractly), i.e. (figuratively) sustenance or (concretely) a walking-stick -- staff.
comfort (self), ease (one's self), repent(-er,-ing, self).
Parallel VersesNew American Standard Bible
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.
King James 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.
Holman Christian Standard Bible
Even when I go through the darkest valley, I fear no danger, for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff--they comfort me.
International Standard Version
Even when I walk through a valley of deep darkness, I will not be afraid because you are with me. Your rod and your staff—they comfort me.
Even when I must walk through the darkest valley, I fear no danger, for you are with me; your rod and your staff reassure me.
Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Even if I shall walk in the valleys of the shadows of death, I will not be afraid of evil, because you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me,
GOD'S WORD® Translation
Even though I walk through the dark valley of death, because you are with me, I fear no harm. Your rod and your staff give me courage.
King James 2000 Bible
Yea, 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.
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