Psalm 52:6
New International Version
The righteous will see and fear; they will laugh at you, saying,

New Living Translation
The righteous will see it and be amazed. They will laugh and say,

English Standard Version
The righteous shall see and fear, and shall laugh at him, saying,

Berean Study Bible
The righteous will see and fear; they will mock the evildoer, saying,

King James Bible
The righteous also shall see, and fear, and shall laugh at him:

New King James Version
The righteous also shall see and fear, And shall laugh at him, saying,

New American Standard Bible
The righteous will see and fear, And they will laugh at him, saying,

NASB 1995
The righteous will see and fear, And will laugh at him, saying,

NASB 1977
And the righteous will see and fear, And will laugh at him, saying,

Amplified Bible
The righteous will see it and fear, And will [scoffingly] laugh, saying,

Christian Standard Bible
The righteous will see and fear, and they will derisively say about that hero,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The righteous will look on with awe and will ridicule him:”

American Standard Version
The righteous also shall see it , and fear, And shall laugh at him,'saying ,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For the righteous will see and will rejoice and they will hope in LORD JEHOVAH.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the righteous shall see, and fear, and shall laugh at him, and say,

Contemporary English Version
When good people see this fearsome sight, they will laugh and say,

Douay-Rheims Bible
The just shall see and fear, and shall laugh at him, and say:

English Revised Version
The righteous also shall see it, and fear, and shall laugh at him, saying,

Good News Translation
Righteous people will see this and be afraid; then they will laugh at you and say,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Righteous people will see [this] and be struck with fear. They will laugh at you and say,

International Standard Version
The righteous will fear when they see this, but then they will laugh at him, saying,

JPS Tanakh 1917
The righteous also shall see, and fear, And shall laugh at him:

Literal Standard Version
And the righteous see, And fear, and laugh at him.

NET Bible
When the godly see this, they will be filled with awe, and will mock the evildoer, saying:

New Heart English Bible
The righteous also will see it, and fear, and laugh at him, saying,

World English Bible
The righteous also will see it, and fear, and laugh at him, saying,

Young's Literal Translation
And the righteous see, And fear, and laugh at him.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Why Do You Boast of Evil?
5Surely God will bring you down to everlasting ruin; He will snatch you up and tear you away from your tent; He will uproot you from the land of the living. Selah 6The righteous will see and fear; they will mock the evildoer, saying, 7“Look at the man who did not make God his refuge, but trusted in the abundance of his wealth and strengthened himself by destruction.”…

Cross References
Job 22:19
The righteous see it and are glad; the innocent mock them:

Psalm 37:34
Wait for the LORD and keep His way, and He will raise you up to inherit the land. When the wicked are cut off, you will see it.

Psalm 40:3
He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear and put their trust in the LORD.

Psalm 107:42
The upright see and rejoice, and all iniquity shuts its mouth.


Treasury of Scripture

The righteous also shall see, and fear, and shall laugh at him:

righteous

Psalm 37:34
Wait on the LORD, and keep his way, and he shall exalt thee to inherit the land: when the wicked are cut off, thou shalt see it.

Psalm 64:9
And all men shall fear, and shall declare the work of God; for they shall wisely consider of his doing.

Psalm 97:8
Zion heard, and was glad; and the daughters of Judah rejoiced because of thy judgments, O LORD.

and fear

Psalm 40:3
And he hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God: many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the LORD.

Psalm 119:120
My flesh trembleth for fear of thee; and I am afraid of thy judgments.

laugh

Psalm 58:10,11
The righteous shall rejoice when he seeth the vengeance: he shall wash his feet in the blood of the wicked…

Isaiah 37:22
This is the word which the LORD hath spoken concerning him; The virgin, the daughter of Zion, hath despised thee, and laughed thee to scorn; the daughter of Jerusalem hath shaken her head at thee.









(6) Fear . . . laugh.--The mingled feelings of awe at the tyrant's terrible fall, and exultation at his overthrow, are finely caught and described.

Dwelling-place.--Better, tent.

Root thee out.--This word, suggestive of rooting up a corrupt tree, becomes more forcible from the contrast in the figure of Psalm 52:8.

Verse 6. - The righteous also shall see, and fear. Every manifestation of the Divine power and justice produces in the righteous man a feeling of awe. And shall laugh at him; literally, over him. This awe does not, however, prevent him from indulging in something like derision of his fallen enemy - or, at least, it did not under the old covenant, when men had not yet been taught that they ought to "love" their enemies.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
The righteous
צַדִּיקִ֥ים (ṣad·dî·qîm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's 6662: Just, righteous

will see
וְיִרְא֖וּ (wə·yir·’ū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 7200: To see

and fear;
וְיִירָ֗אוּ (wə·yî·rā·’ū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 3372: To fear, to revere, caus, to frighten

they will mock [the evildoer], saying,
יִשְׂחָֽקוּ׃ (yiś·ḥā·qū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 7832: To laugh, to play


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