New Living Translation
Even when I walk through the darkest valley, I will not be afraid, for you are close beside me. Your rod and your staff protect and 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.
Darby Bible Translation
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.
World English 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.
Young's Literal Translation
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.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
23:4 Thy rod and thy staff - Two words denoting the same thing, and both designing God's pastoral care over him.
LibraryChristian Standing and Christian Progress
PHILIPPIANS iii. 12-16 Christian exultation--Christian confidence--"Not in the flesh"--"In Jesus Christ"--The prize in view--No finality in the progress--"Not already perfect"--The recompense of reward--What the prize will be In a certain sense we have completed our study of the first section of the third chapter of the Epistle. But the treatment has been so extremely imperfect, in view of the importance of that section, that a few further remarks must be made. Let us ponder one weighty verse, …
Handley C. G. Moule—Philippian Studies
The Valley of the Shadow of Death. --Psalm xxiii. 4
The Lord the Good Shepherd. --Ps. xxiii.
Mercies Remembered and Anticipated. --Ps. xxiii. 4-6.
"When you go out to fight your enemies and you face horses and chariots and an army greater than your own, do not be afraid. The LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, is with you!
2 Samuel 22:19
They attacked me at a moment when I was in distress, but the LORD supported me.
before I leave--never to return--for the land of darkness and utter gloom.
It is a land as dark as midnight, a land of gloom and confusion, where even the light is dark as midnight.'"
I am not afraid of ten thousand enemies who surround me on every side.
I know the LORD is always with me. I will not be shaken, for he is right beside me.
A psalm of David. The LORD is my light and my salvation--so why should I be afraid? The LORD is my fortress, protecting me from danger, so why should I tremble?
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