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.

New King James Version
There they are in great fear, For God is with the generation of the righteous.

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.

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.
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