Compare Translations for Psalm 14:5

Psalm 14:5 ASV
There were they in great fear; For God is in the generation of the righteous.
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Psalm 14:5 BBE
Then were they in great fear: for God is in the generation of the upright.
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Psalm 14:5 CEB
Count on it: they will be in utter panic because God is with the righteous generation.
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Psalm 14:5 CJB
There they are, utterly terrified; for God is with those who are righteous.
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Psalm 14:5 RHE
(13-5) They have not called upon the Lord: there have they trembled for fear, where there was no fear.
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Psalm 14:5 ESV
There they are in great terror, for God is with the generation of the righteous.
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Psalm 14:5 GW
There they are--panic-stricken because God is with the person who is righteous.
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Psalm 14:5 GNT
But then they will be terrified, for God is with those who obey him.
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Psalm 14:5 HNV
There were they in great fear, For God is in the generation of the righteous.
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Psalm 14:5 CSB
Then they will be filled with terror, for God is with those who are righteous.
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Psalm 14:5 KJV
There were they in great fear : for God is in the generation of the righteous.
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Psalm 14:5 LEB
There {they are very fearful} because God [is] with [the] generation of [the] righteous.
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Psalm 14:5 NAS
There they are in great dread, For God is with the righteous generation.
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Psalm 14:5 NCV
But the wicked are filled with terror, because God is with those who do what is right.
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Psalm 14:5 NIRV
Just look at them! They are filled with terror because God is among those who do right.
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Psalm 14:5 NIV
There they are, overwhelmed with dread, for God is present in the company of the righteous.
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Psalm 14:5 NKJV
There they are in great fear, For God is with the generation of the righteous.
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Psalm 14:5 NLT
Terror will grip them, for God is with those who obey him.
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Psalm 14:5 NRS
There they shall be in great terror, for God is with the company of the righteous.
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Psalm 14:5 RSV
There they shall be in great terror, for God is with the generation of the righteous.
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Psalm 14:5 DBY
There were they in great fear; for God is in the generation of the righteous.
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Psalm 14:5 MSG
Night is coming for them, and nightmares, for God takes the side of victims.
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Psalm 14:5 WBT
There were they in great fear: for God [is] in the generation of the righteous.
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Psalm 14:5 TMB
There were they in great fear, for God is in the generation of the righteous.
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Psalm 14:5 TNIV
But there they are, overwhelmed with dread, for God is present in the company of the righteous.
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Psalm 14:5 WEB
There were they in great fear, For God is in the generation of the righteous.
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Psalm 14:5 WYC
they trembled there for dread, where was no dread; for the Lord is in a rightful generation. (but they trembled there in fear, like never before. For the Lord is with the upright generation.)
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Psalm 14:5 YLT
There they have feared a fear, For God [is] in the generation of the righteous.
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Psalms 14 Commentary - Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Concise)

Chapter 14

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.

Psalms 14 Commentary - Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

PSALM 14

Psalms 14:1-7 . The practical atheism and total and universal depravity of the wicked, with their hatred to the good, are set forth. Yet, as they dread God's judgments when He vindicates His people, the Psalmist prays for His delivering power.

1. Sinners are termed "fools," because they think and act contrary to right reason ( Genesis 34:7 , Joshua 7:15 , Psalms 39:8 , Psalms 74:18 Psalms 74:22 ).
in his heart--to himself ( Genesis 6:12 ).

2. looked--in earnest enquiry.
understand--as opposed to "fool" ( Psalms 14:1 ).

3. filthy--literally, "spoiled," or, "soured," "corrupted" ( Job 15:16 , Romans 3:12 ).

4-6. Their conduct evinces indifference rather than ignorance of God; for when He appears in judgment, they are stricken with great fear.
who eat up my people--to express their beastly fury ( Proverbs 30:14 , Habakkuk 3:14 ). To "call on the Lord" is to worship Him.

7. captivity--denotes any great evil.
Zion--God's abode, from which He revealed His purposes of mercy, as He now does by the Church (compare Psalms 3:4 , 20:2 ), and which He rules and in which He does all other things for the good of His people ( Ephesians 1:22 ).