Psalm 14:5
New International Version
But there they are, overwhelmed with dread, for God is present in the company of the righteous.

New Living Translation
Terror will grip them, for God is with those who obey him.

English Standard Version
There they are in great terror, for God is with the generation of the righteous.

Berean Study Bible
There they are, overwhelmed with dread, for God is in the company of the righteous.

New American Standard Bible
There they are in great dread, For God is with the righteous generation.

King James Bible
There were they in great fear: for God is in the generation of the righteous.

Christian Standard Bible
Then they will be filled with dread, for God is with those who are righteous.

Contemporary English Version
But you will be frightened, because God is on the side of every good person.

Good News Translation
But then they will be terrified, for God is with those who obey him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then they will be filled with terror, for God is with those who are righteous.

International Standard Version
There they are seized with terror, because God is with those who are righteous.

NET Bible
They are absolutely terrified, for God defends the godly.

New Heart English Bible
There they are utterly terrified, for God is in the generation of the righteous.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
There they were filled with awe, because God is in the generation of the righteous ones.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
There they are-panic-stricken because God is with the person who is righteous.

JPS Tanakh 1917
There are they in great fear; For God is with the righteous generation.

New American Standard 1977
There they are in great dread, For God is with the righteous generation.

Jubilee Bible 2000
There they were in great fear: for God is with the nation of the righteous.

King James 2000 Bible
There were they in great fear: for God is in the generation of the righteous.

American King James Version
There were they in great fear: for God is in the generation of the righteous.

American Standard Version
There were they in great fear; For God is in the generation of the righteous.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
There were they alarmed with fear, where there was no fear; for God is in the righteous generation.

Douay-Rheims Bible
They have not called upon the Lord: there have they trembled for fear, where there was no fear.

Darby Bible Translation
There were they in great fear; for God is in the generation of the righteous.

English Revised Version
There were they in great fear: for God is in the generation of the righteous.

Webster's Bible Translation
There were they in great fear: for God is in the generation of the righteous.

World English Bible
There they were in great fear, for God is in the generation of the righteous.

Young's Literal Translation
There they have feared a fear, For God is in the generation of the righteous.
Study Bible
The Fool Says There is No God
4Will the workers of iniquity never learn? They devour my people like bread; they refuse to call upon the LORD. 5There they are, overwhelmed with dread, for God is in the company of the righteous. 6You sinners frustrate the plans of the oppressed, yet the LORD is their shelter.…
Cross References
Psalm 9:20
Lay terror upon them, O LORD; let the nations know they are but men. Selah

Psalm 73:15
If I had said, "I will speak this way," then I would have betrayed Your children.

Psalm 112:2
His descendants will be mighty in the land; the generation of the upright will be blessed.

Treasury of Scripture

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

were, etc.

Psalm 53:5
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.

Exodus 15:16
Fear and dread shall fall upon them; by the greatness of thine arm they shall be as still as a stone; till thy people pass over, O LORD, till the people pass over, which thou hast purchased.

Esther 8:7
Then the king Ahasuerus said unto Esther the queen and to Mordecai the Jew, Behold, I have given Esther the house of Haman, and him they have hanged upon the gallows, because he laid his hand upon the Jews.

God

Psalm 46:5,7,11
God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved: God shall help her, and that right early…

Isaiah 8:10
Take counsel together, and it shall come to nought; speak the word, and it shall not stand: for God is with us.

Isaiah 12:6
Cry out and shout, thou inhabitant of Zion: for great is the Holy One of Israel in the midst of thee.

the generation

Psalm 22:30
A seed shall serve him; it shall be accounted to the Lord for a generation.

Psalm 24:6
This is the generation of them that seek him, that seek thy face, O Jacob. Selah.

Psalm 73:15
If I say, I will speak thus; behold, I should offend against the generation of thy children.







Lexicon
There they are,
שָׁ֤ם ׀ (šām)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 8033: There, then, thither

overwhelmed
פָּ֣חֲדוּ (pā·ḥă·ḏū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 6342: To dread, be in dread or in awe

with dread,
פָ֑חַד (p̄ā·ḥaḏ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6343: A, alarm

for
כִּֽי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

God
אֱ֝לֹהִ֗ים (’ĕ·lō·hîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

[is] in the company
בְּד֣וֹר (bə·ḏō·wr)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1755: A revolution of time, an age, generation, a dwelling

of the righteous.
צַדִּֽיק׃ (ṣad·dîq)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6662: Just, righteous
(5) There were they.--Literally, there they feared a fear, i.e., terror overtook them. Psalms 53 adds, "which was no fear." The local "there" brings the scene before us as in a picture. We see them there before us, these wicked men; there in the midst of their intrigues, or their exactions, or their pleasures, the hand of God seizes them, and lo! they are struck with fear. We evidently have not here any indication by which to fasten on a particular event. Whether the addition in Psalms 53 gives any is discussed there.

For God is.--For the singular variation in Psalms 53 consult Note on Psalm 14:5 of that psalm. The uneasy sense that, after all, the good have God on their side--this general truth is implied in the phrase "generations of the righteous," even if first employed of faithful Israel--is always a cause of fear to the wicked.

Verse 5. - There were they in great fear. "There" - in the midst of their evil-doing, while they are devouring God's people - a sudden terror seizes on them. Psalm 53:5 adds, "Where no fear was," which seems to imply a panic terror, like that which seized the Syrians when they were besieging Samaria (2 Kings 7:6, 7). For God is in the generation of the righteous. God's people cannot be attacked without provoking him; they ere in him, and he in them; he will assuredly come to their relief. 14:1-7 A description of the depravity of human nature, and the deplorable corruption of a great part of mankind. - The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. The sinner here described is an atheist, one that saith there is no Judge or Governor of the world, no Providence ruling over the affairs of men. He says this in his heart. He cannot satisfy himself that there is none, but wishes there were none, and pleases himself that it is possible there may be none; he is willing to think there is none. This sinner is a fool; he is simple and unwise, and this is evidence of it: he is wicked and profane, and this is the cause. The word of God is a discerner of these thoughts. No man will say, There is no God, till he is so hardened in sin, that it is become his interest that there should be none to call him to an account. The disease of sin has infected the whole race of mankind. They are all gone aside, there is none that doeth good, no, not one. Whatever good is in any of the children of men, or is done by them, it is not of themselves, it is God's work in them. They are gone aside from the right way of their duty, the way that leads to happiness, and are turned into the paths of the destroyer. Let us lament the corruption of our nature, and see what need we have of the grace of God: let us not marvel that we are told we must be born again. And we must not rest in any thing short of union with Christ, and a new creation to holiness by his Spirit. The psalmist endeavours to convince sinners of the evil and danger of their way, while they think themselves very wise, and good, and safe. Their wickedness is described. Those that care not for God's people, for God's poor, care not for God himself. People run into all manner of wickedness, because they do not call upon God for his grace. What good can be expected from those that live without prayer? But those that will not fear God, may be made to fear at the shaking of a leaf. All our knowledge of the depravity of human nature should endear to us salvation out of Zion. But in heaven alone shall the whole company of the redeemed rejoice fully, and for evermore. The world is bad; oh that the Messiah would come and change its character! There is universal corruption; oh for the times of reformation! The triumphs of Zion's King will be the joys of Zion's children. The second coming of Christ, finally to do away the dominion of sin and Satan, will be the completing of this salvation, which is the hope, and will be the joy of every Israelite indeed. With this assurance we should comfort ourselves and one another, under the sins of sinners and sufferings of saints.
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