82
(A psalm by Asaph.)
Please Do Something, God!
1When all the other gods#82.1 the other gods: This probably refers to the gods of the nations that God defeated, but it could refer to God's servants (angels) in heaven or even to human rulers.
have come together,
the Lord God judges them
and says:
2“How long will you
keep judging unfairly
and favoring evil people?
3Be fair to the poor
and to orphans.
Defend the helpless
and everyone in need.
4Rescue the weak and homeless
from the powerful hands
of heartless people.
5“None of you know
or understand a thing.
You live in darkness,
while the foundations
of the earth tremble.#82.5 foundations … tremble: In ancient times it was believed that the earth was flat and supported by columns.
6 # Jn 10.34 “I, the Most High God, say
that all of you are gods#82.6 all of you are gods: See the note at 82.1.
and also my own children.
7But you will die,
just like everyone else,
including powerful rulers.”
8Do something, God!
Judge the nations of the earth;
they belong to you.
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