Psalm 14:5
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New International Version
But there they are, overwhelmed with dread, for God is present in the company of the righteous.

King James Bible
There were they in great fear: for God is in the generation of the righteous.

Darby 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.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

There were they in great fear - This is a manifest allusion to the history of the Canaanitish nations; they were struck with terror at the sight of the Israelites, and by this allusion the psalmist shows that a destruction similar to that which fell upon them, should fall on the Babylonians. Several of the versions add, from Psalm 53:5, "Where no fear was." They were struck with terror, where no real cause of terror existed. Their fears had magnified their danger.

For God is in the generation - They feared the Israelites, because they knew that the Almighty God was among them.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

were, etc. Heb. they feared a fear

Psalm 53:5 There were they in great fear, where no fear was: for God has scattered the bones of him that encamps against you...

Exodus 15:16 Fear and dread shall fall on them; by the greatness of your arm they shall be as still as a stone; till your people pass over, O LORD...

Esther 8:7 Then the king Ahasuerus said to Esther the queen and to Mordecai the Jew, Behold, I have given Esther the house of Haman...

Proverbs 1:26,27 I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear comes...

Proverbs 28:1 The wicked flee when no man pursues: but the righteous are bold as a lion.


Psalm 46:5,7,11 God is in the middle 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 nothing; speak the word, and it shall not stand: for God is with us.

Isaiah 12:6 Cry out and shout, you inhabitant of Zion: for great is the Holy One of Israel in the middle of you.

Isaiah 41:10 Fear you not; for I am with you: be not dismayed; for I am your God: I will strengthen you; yes, I will help you...

Isaiah 43:1,2 But now thus said the LORD that created you, O Jacob, and he that formed you, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed you...

Matthew 1:23 Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is...

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 your face, O Jacob. Selah.

Psalm 73:15 If I say, I will speak thus; behold, I should offend against the generation of your children.

Psalm 112:2 His seed shall be mighty on earth: the generation of the upright shall be blessed.

1 Peter 2:9 But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people...

Are You Mocked?
"Ye have shamed the counsel of the poor, because the Lord is his refuge."--Psalm 14:6. GOD'S Word divides the whole human race into two portions. There is the seed of the serpent, and the seed of the woman--the children of God, and the children of the devil--those who are by nature still what they always were, and those who have been begotten again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. There are many distinctions among men, but they are not much more than surface-deep.
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 62: 1916

Luther's Fourth Preface
To Valentine Bapst's Hymn-book, Leipzig, 1545. The xcvi Psalm saith: "Sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the Lord, all the earth." The service of God in the old dispensation, under the law of Moses, was hard and wearisome. Many and divers sacrifices had men to offer, of all that they possessed, both in house and in field, which the people, being idle and covetous, did grudgingly or for some temporal advantage; as the prophet Malachi saith, chap. i., "who is there even among you that would shut
Leonard Woolsey Bacon—The Hymns of Martin Luther

For which Cause Our Lord Himself Also with his Own Mouth Saith...
4. For which cause our Lord Himself also with His own mouth saith, "Cleanse what are within, and what are without will be clean." [1813] And, also, in another place, when He was refuting the foolish speeches of the Jews, in that they spake evil against His disciples, eating with unwashen hands; "Not what entereth into the mouth," said He, "defileth the man: but what cometh forth out of the mouth, that defileth the man." [1814] Which sentence, if the whole of it be taken of the mouth of the body,
St. Augustine—On Continence

Excursus on Usury.
The famous canonist Van Espen defines usury thus: "Usura definitur lucrum ex mutuo exactum aut speratum;" [96] and then goes on to defend the proposition that, "Usury is forbidden by natural, by divine, and by human law. The first is proved thus. Natural law, as far as its first principles are concerned, is contained in the decalogue; but usury is prohibited in the decalogue, inasmuch as theft is prohibited; and this is the opinion of the Master of the Sentences, of St. Bonaventura, of St. Thomas
Philip Schaff—The Seven Ecumenical Councils

Cross References
Psalm 9:20
Strike them with terror, LORD; let the nations know they are only mortal.

Psalm 73:15
If I had spoken out like that, I would have betrayed your children.

Psalm 112:2
Their children will be mighty in the land; the generation of the upright will be blessed.

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