Psalm 82 English Standard Version

A Rebuke of Unjust Judgments

82 1  God has taken his place in the divine council; in the midst of the gods he holds judgment: 2  "How long will you judge unjustly and show partiality to the wicked? Selah 3  Give justice to the weak and the fatherless; maintain the right of the afflicted and the destitute. 4  Rescue the weak and the needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked." 5  They have neither knowledge nor understanding, they walk about in darkness; all the foundations of the earth are shaken.

6  I said, "You are gods, sons of the Most High, all of you; 7  nevertheless, like men you shall die, and fall like any prince."[1] 8  Arise, O God, judge the earth; for you shall inherit all the nations!


[1] 82:7 Or fall as one man, O princes

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