Psalms 52:6

6 The righteous will see and fear; they will laugh at you, saying,

Psalms 52:6 in Other Translations

King James Version (KJV)
6 The righteous also shall see, and fear, and shall laugh at him:
English Standard Version (ESV)
6 The righteous shall see and fear, and shall laugh at him, saying,
New Living Translation (NLT)
6 The righteous will see it and be amazed. They will laugh and say,
The Message Bible (MSG)
6 Good people will watch and worship. They'll laugh in relief:
American Standard Version (ASV)
6 The righteous also shall see [it], and fear, And shall laugh at him, [saying],
GOD'S WORD Translation (GW)
6 Righteous people will see [this] and be struck with fear. They will laugh at you and say,
Holman Christian Standard Bible (CSB)
6 The righteous will look on with awe and will ridicule him:
New International Reader's Version (NIRV)
6 Those who do what is right will see it and learn a lesson from it. They will laugh at you and say,

Psalms 52:6 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 52:6

The righteous also shall see
The Targum adds, "the punishment of the wicked"; particularly what is before predicted of Doeg. The judgments of God upon the ungodly, as they are certain, so they will be visible, either in this world, or in that to come, ( Revelation 15:4 ) ( Isaiah 66:24 ) ;

and fear;
the Targum adds, "from before the Lord"; not with a slavish fear, with a dread of the same punishment, from which they are free, through the righteousness of Christ imputed to them, by which they are denominated righteous ones; though the judgments of God on others strike them with solemn awe and reverence, ( Psalms 119:120 ) , but with a filial godly fear; with a fear of God for his goodness to them, in delivering them out of the hands of wicked men, which engages them more and more to fear the Lord, and to serve and worship him; see ( Revelation 15:4 ) ;

and shall laugh at him;
at Doeg; and so at any other wicked man, when they see the vengeance of God upon him, ( Psalms 58:10 ) ; not that they rejoice at that, barely considered in itself, or as it is an evil and mischief to wicked men; for that does not become them, ( Proverbs 24:17 Proverbs 24:18 ) ; but as it is expressive of the care of God over them, and love to them, in avenging their enemies; and more especially as the glory of divine justice is displayed therein; see ( Revelation 18:20 ) ( Revelation 19:1 Revelation 19:2 ) ; for all this will be eminently fulfilled in the destruction of antichrist.

Psalms 52:6 In-Context

4 You love every harmful word, you deceitful tongue!
5 Surely God will bring you down to everlasting ruin: He will snatch you up and pluck you from your tent; he will uproot you from the land of the living.
6 The righteous will see and fear; they will laugh at you, saying,
7 “Here now is the man who did not make God his stronghold but trusted in his great wealth and grew strong by destroying others!”
8 But I am like an olive tree flourishing in the house of God; I trust in God’s unfailing love for ever and ever.

Cross References 1

  • 1. S Job 22:19; Psalms 37:34; Psalms 40:3
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