Psalm 53:5
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New International Version
But there they are, overwhelmed with dread, where there was nothing to dread. God scattered the bones of those who attacked you; you put them to shame, for God despised them.

New Living Translation
Terror will grip them, terror like they have never known before. God will scatter the bones of your enemies. You will put them to shame, for God has rejected them.

English Standard Version
There they are, in great terror, where there is no terror! For God scatters the bones of him who encamps against you; you put them to shame, for God has rejected them.

New American Standard Bible
There they were in great fear where no fear had been; For God scattered the bones of him who encamped against you; You put them to shame, because God had rejected them.

King James Bible
There were they in great fear, where no fear was: for God hath scattered the bones of him that encampeth against thee: thou hast put them to shame, because God hath despised them.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then they will be filled with terror-- terror like no other-- because God will scatter the bones of those who besiege you. You will put them to shame, for God has rejected them.

International Standard Version
There the Israelis were seized with terror, when there was nothing to fear. For God scattered the bones of those who laid siege against you — you put them to shame, for God rejected them.

NET Bible
They are absolutely terrified, even by things that do not normally cause fear. For God annihilates those who attack you. You are able to humiliate them because God has rejected them.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
There they feared a fear where there was no fear, because God would scatter the bones of those who are pleasing the children of men. They were ashamed because God despised them.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
There they are-panic-stricken- [but] there was no reason to panic, because God has scattered the bones of those who set up camp against you. You put them to shame. After all, God has rejected them.

JPS Tanakh 1917
There are they in great fear, where no fear was; For God hath scattered the bones of him that encampeth against thee; Thou hast put them to shame, because God hath rejected them.

New American Standard 1977
There they were in great fear where no fear had been;
            For God scattered the bones of him who encamped against you;
            You put them to shame, because God had rejected them.

Jubilee Bible 2000
They were there in great fear where no fear was; for God has scattered the bones of him that encamps against thee: thou hast put them to shame because God has despised them.

King James 2000 Bible
There were they in great fear, where no fear was: for God has scattered the bones of him that encamps against you: you have put them to shame, because God has despised them.

American King James Version
There were they in great fear, where no fear was: for God has scattered the bones of him that encamps against you: you have put them to shame, because God has despised them.

American Standard Version
There were they in great fear, where no fear was; For God hath scattered the bones of him that encampeth against thee: Thou hast put them to shame, because of God hath rejected them.

Douay-Rheims Bible
They have not called upon God: there have they trembled for fear, where there was no fear. For God hath scattered the bones of them that please men: they have been confounded, because God hath despised them.

Darby Bible Translation
There were they in great fear, where no fear was; for God scattereth the bones of him that encampeth against thee. Thou hast put [them] to shame, for God hath despised them.

English Revised Version
There were they in great fear, where no fear was: for God hath scattered the bones of him that encampeth against thee; thou hast put them to shame, because God hath rejected them.

Webster's Bible Translation
There they were in great fear, where no fear was: for God hath scattered the bones of him that encampeth against thee: thou hast put them to shame, because God hath despised them.

World English Bible
There they were in great fear, where no fear was, for God has scattered the bones of him who encamps against you. You have put them to shame, because God has rejected them.

Young's Literal Translation
There they feared a fear -- there was no fear, For God hath scattered the bones of him Who is encamping against thee, Thou hast put to shame, For God hath despised them.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
53:1-6 The corruption of man by nature. - This psalm is almost the same as the 14th. The scope of it is to convince us of our sins. God, by the psalmist, here shows us how bad we are, and proves this by his own certain knowledge. He speaks terror to persecutors, the worst of sinners. He speaks encouragement to God's persecuted people. How comes it that men are so bad? Because there is no fear of God before their eyes. Men's bad practices flow from their bad principles; if they profess to know God, yet in works, because in thoughts, they deny him. See the folly of sin; he is a fool, in the account of God, whose judgment we are sure is right, that harbours such corrupt thoughts. And see the fruit of sin; to what it brings men, when their hearts are hardened through the deceitfulness of sin. See also the faith of the saints, and their hope and power as to the cure of this great evil. There will come a Saviour, a great salvation, a salvation from sin. God will save his church from its enemies. He will save all believers from their own sins, that they may not be led captive by them, which will be everlasting joy to them. From this work the Redeemer had his name JESUS, for he shall save his people from their sins, Mt 1:21.
Study Bible
The Fool Says There is No God
4Have the workers of wickedness no knowledge, Who eat up My people as though they ate bread And have not called upon God? 5There they were in great fear where no fear had been; For God scattered the bones of him who encamped against you; You put them to shame, because God had rejected them. 6Oh, that the salvation of Israel would come out of Zion! When God restores His captive people, Let Jacob rejoice, let Israel be glad.…
Cross References
Leviticus 26:17
'I will set My face against you so that you will be struck down before your enemies; and those who hate you will rule over you, and you will flee when no one is pursuing you.

Leviticus 26:36
'As for those of you who may be left, I will also bring weakness into their hearts in the lands of their enemies. And the sound of a driven leaf will chase them, and even when no one is pursuing they will flee as though from the sword, and they will fall.

2 Kings 17:20
The LORD rejected all the descendants of Israel and afflicted them and gave them into the hand of plunderers, until He had cast them out of His sight.

Psalm 44:7
But You have saved us from our adversaries, And You have put to shame those who hate us.

Psalm 141:7
As when one plows and breaks open the earth, Our bones have been scattered at the mouth of Sheol.

Proverbs 28:1
The wicked flee when no one is pursuing, But the righteous are bold as a lion.

Jeremiah 6:30
They call them rejected silver, Because the LORD has rejected them.

Jeremiah 8:1
"At that time," declares the LORD, "they will bring out the bones of the kings of Judah and the bones of its princes, and the bones of the priests and the bones of the prophets, and the bones of the inhabitants of Jerusalem from their graves.

Jeremiah 8:2
"They will spread them out to the sun, the moon and to all the host of heaven, which they have loved and which they have served, and which they have gone after and which they have sought, and which they have worshiped. They will not be gathered or buried; they will be as dung on the face of the ground.

Lamentations 5:22
Unless You have utterly rejected us And are exceedingly angry with us.
Treasury of Scripture

There were they in great fear, where no fear was: for God has scattered the bones of him that encamps against you: you have put them to shame, because God has despised them.

There

Leviticus 26:17,36 And I will set my face against you, and you shall be slain before …

Deuteronomy 28:65-67 And among these nations shall you find no ease, neither shall the …

1 Samuel 14:15 And there was trembling in the host, in the field, and among all …

2 Kings 7:6,7 For the LORD had made the host of the Syrians to hear a noise of …

Job 15:21 A dreadful sound is in his ears: in prosperity the destroyer shall come on him.

Proverbs 28:1 The wicked flee when no man pursues: but the righteous are bold as a lion.

were they in great fear [heb.] they feared a great fear

Psalm 14:5 There were they in great fear: for God is in the generation of the righteous.

scattered

Psalm 141:7 Our bones are scattered at the grave's mouth, as when one cuts and …

Ezekiel 6:5 And I will lay the dead carcasses of the children of Israel before …

Ezekiel 37:1-11 The hand of the LORD was on me, and carried me out in the spirit of the LORD…

thou hast

Psalm 35:4,26 Let them be confounded and put to shame that seek after my soul: …

Psalm 40:14 Let them be ashamed and confounded together that seek after my soul …

Psalm 83:16,17 Fill their faces with shame; that they may seek your name, O LORD…

because

Psalm 2:4 He that sits in the heavens shall laugh: the LORD shall have them in derision.

Psalm 73:20 As a dream when one wakes; so, O Lord, when you wake, you shall despise …

Isaiah 37:22 This is the word which the LORD has spoken concerning him; The virgin, …

Jeremiah 6:30 Reprobate silver shall men call them, because the LORD has rejected them.

Lamentations 2:6 And he has violently taken away his tabernacle, as if it were of …

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