Psalm 82 Bible in Basic English

A Rebuke of Unjust Judgments

82 God is in the meeting-place of God; he is judging among the gods. 2  How long will you go on judging falsely, having respect for the persons of evil-doers? (Selah.) 3  Give ear to the cause of the poor and the children without fathers; let those who are troubled and in need have their rights. 4  Be the saviour of the poor and those who have nothing: take them out of the hand of the evil-doers. 5  They have no knowledge or sense; they go about in the dark: all the bases of the earth are moved.

6  I said, You are gods; all of you are the sons of the Most High: 7  But you will come to death like men, falling like one of the rulers of the earth. 8  Up! O God, come as judge of the earth; for all the nations are your heritage.

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