21 before I go to the place of no return,(A)
    to the land of gloom and utter darkness,(B)

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22 to the land of deepest night,
    of utter darkness(A) and disorder,
    where even the light is like darkness.”(B)

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22 There is no deep shadow,(A) no utter darkness,(B)
    where evildoers can hide.(C)

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17 Have the gates of death(A) been shown to you?
    Have you seen the gates of the deepest darkness?(B)

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Even though I walk
    through the darkest valley,[a](A)
I will fear no evil,(B)
    for you are with me;(C)
your rod and your staff,
    they comfort me.

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 23:4 Or the valley of the shadow of death
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19 But you crushed(A) us and made us a haunt for jackals;(B)
    you covered us over with deep darkness.(C)

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12 Are your wonders known in the place of darkness,
    or your righteous deeds in the land of oblivion?

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They did not ask, ‘Where is the Lord,
    who brought us up out of Egypt(A)
and led us through the barren wilderness,
    through a land of deserts(B) and ravines,(C)
a land of drought and utter darkness,
    a land where no one travels(D) and no one lives?’

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16 Give glory(A) to the Lord your God
    before he brings the darkness,
before your feet stumble(B)
    on the darkening hills.
You hope for light,
    but he will turn it to utter darkness
    and change it to deep gloom.(C)

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