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Unjust Judgments Rebuked.
A Psalm of Asaph.
1 God stands in the divine assembly;
He judges among the gods (divine beings).
2 How long will you judge unjustly
And show partiality to the wicked? Selah.
3 Vindicate the weak and fatherless;
Do justice and maintain the rights of the afflicted and destitute.
4 Rescue the weak and needy;
Rescue them from the hand of the wicked.
5 The rulers do not know nor do they understand;
They walk on in the darkness [of complacent satisfaction];
All the foundations of the earth [the fundamental principles of the administration of justice] are shaken.
6 I said, “You are #Most of the ancient rabbis understood the idea of “gods” referring to judges, but some applied vv 6, 7 to the Israelites at Sinai and maintained that they would have become immortal as a result of accepting the Law, if only they had not committed the sin of the golden calf.gods;
Indeed, all of you are sons of the Most High.
7 “Nevertheless you will die like men
And fall like any one of the princes.”
8 Arise, O God, judge the earth!
For to You belong all the nations.