valley of the shadow of death


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valley of the shadow of death

A grim place where death is or seems imminent. This Biblical phrase comes from Psalm 23. Walking through that old, bombed-out neigborhood, Sam felt like he was in the valley of the shadow of death. I would never be able to march into the valley of the shadow of death like soldiers do.
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In Brink's interpretation of the image in political terms as the Fanonian wretched of the earth, it is often conflated with the image of Sisyphus, irrepressibly rebellious in his servitude; in literary terms, it is cast in the figure of the doomed but defiant tragic protagonist; its theological and philosophical countenance is the threadbare ascetic, contemptuous of fleshly tinsel, labouring at his/her Stations of the Cross in his/her will to martyrdom; in myth, it is emblematised as the archetypal wayfarer, shedding not clothes alone but also human flesh, a bone-creature, trudging through the valley of the shadow of death (memorably portrayed in the image of Elisabeth at the end of her pilgrimage across the Karoo in An Instant in the Wind).
That is a sure hope capable of carrying you through the valley of the shadow of death.
As Nelson Mandela stated, "There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere, and many of us will have to pass through the valley of the shadow of death again and again before we reach the mountaintop of our desires.
That experience had such a strong effect on him that he summed it up by saying: "There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere, and many of us will have to pass through the valley of the shadow of death again and again before we reach the mountaintop of our desires.
Walk through the valley of the shadow of death, and there is no reason to fear evil, but Max Brooks and Mark Waid have taken the 23rd Psalm and made it real: A nexus where hell and earth meet and evil is poised to explode into the world of man.
He got into the valley of the shadow of death and couldn't get out.
While some survivors shared stories that appear to be resolving with hope, many more continue to find themselves walking through the valley of the shadow of death.
When I am tempted to feel sorry for myself, I think of her and the way she conducted herself as she walked through the valley of the shadow of death.
It seemed by the enormous numbers of workmen who thronged the guarded approaches to the unfortunate colliery, and who for hundreds of yards, lined the side of the highway beyond the canal dividing the said highway from the colliery yards, that all the collieries of Mid-Glamorgan had suspended operations for the day, and that all the men and boys employed therein had been urged by intense sympathy to this valley of the shadow of death.
Mitt Romney was excoriated for this initiative during his sojourn through the valley of the shadow of death --also known as the Republican primary contest.
Ruthie called out to God for help in the oppressive darkness of the valley of the shadow of death, and He sent help.
Our family has learned what it means to "walk through the valley of the shadow of death.
An example is his translation of Psalm 23:4, which reads in the King James Version "Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil.
Group 1 Crew sang a song called 'Forgive Me' that was like a hip-hop version of Psalm 23, including the words "Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death.
WHEN the gallant 600 rode into the valley of the shadow of death, they didn't ask reason why.
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