Psalms 82
God Commands Justice
A psalm of Asaph.#The Hebrew Bible counts the superscription as the first verse of the psalm
1God stands in the divine assembly;#Or “assembly of El ”
he administers judgment in the midst of the gods.#Hebrew elohim
2“How long will you judge unjustly
and show favoritism to the wicked?#Literally “lift up the faces of the wicked” Selah
3Judge on behalf of the helpless and the orphan;
provide justice to the afflicted and the poor.
4Rescue the helpless and the needy;
deliver them from the hand of the wicked.”
5They do not know or consider.#Or “understand”
They go about in the darkness,
so that all the foundations of the earth are shaken.
6I have said,#Hebrew “I, I have said” “You are gods,
and sons of the Most High, all of you.
7However, you will die like men,#Singular
and you will fall like one of the princes.”
8Rise up, O God, judge the earth,
because you shall inherit#Or “receive an inheritance” all the nations.
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