Psalms 14:5

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

There were they in great feare; for God is in the generation of the righteous.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

There they are in great dread, For God is with the righteous generation.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

There were they in great fear; For God is in the generation of the righteous.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Then were they in great fear: for God is in the generation of the upright.
- Basic English Bible

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

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

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

There they have feared a fear, For God [is] in the generation of the righteous.
- Youngs Literal Bible

There are they in great fear; for God is with the righteous generation.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 14:5


14:5 There - Upon the spot, where they practised these insolences, God struck them with a panick fear. For - God is on their side, and therefore their enemies have cause to tremble.


Discussion for Psalms 14

  • Standaman
    The fact that there is "none that doeth good, no, not one." proves that the only ones who do good and are saved are those who believe in Jesus. Cause since all of us are evil sinners undeserving of eternal life (Romans 3:23) then that means the only way to be saved is to have your sins forgiven and righteous imputed upon you by faith and the only way that could happen is by believing in Jesus.
  • Steve morrow
    PSALM 14:4 HAVE ALL THE WORKERS OF INIQUITY NO KNOWLEDGE WHO EAT UP MY PEOPLE AS THEY EAT BREAD AND CALL NOT UPON THE LORD *** PROVERBS 2:6 FOR THE LORD GIVETH WISDOM OUT OF --HIS MOUTH--COMETH KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING *** PROVERBS 14:7 GO FROM THE PRESENCE OF A FOOLISH MAN WHEN THOU PERCEIVEST NOT IN HIM THE LIPS OF KNOWLEDGE
  • Mild Bill
    Any person/sinner is changed from fool to fellowship with God, only by his grace. We don't find God, he is the potter, we are the clay. It is nonsense/ignorance to believe, or suggest, he owes us anything, due to anything, from within us. We love him because he first loved us.1John4:19. Sovereign, Almighty, Savior, Love, is he alone.
  • BSP
    Verse 1: God views those who do not believe in him as fools. Such ones can become corrupt and have detestable actions.
  • A disciple
    "Oh that THE SALVATION OF ISRAEL were come out of Zion! when I AM brings back the captivity of HIS PEOPLE, JACOB shall rejoice, and ISRAEL shall be glad." As the heathen beat their plowshares into swords, and beat more fiercely the drums of war; The God of Israel, the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, is working all these things for the salvation of His People Israel, and for all grafted in by faith.
  • A disciple
    "I AM looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, seek God." Some may say that the Lord knows their hearts, when they are reproved for sin and bad behavior. Yet when it comes to the very root of their moral choices and character they play ignorant. God KNOWS that we understand the truth and His commandments: our duty is to truth in the inner man.

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