Psalm 82 (Common English Bible)

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Psalm 82

A psalm of Asaph.

1 God takes his stand in the divine council; he gives judgment among the gods: 2 "How long will you judge unjustly by granting favor to the wicked? Selah 3 Give justice to the lowly and the orphan; maintain the right of the poor and the destitute! 4 Rescue the lowly and the needy. Deliver them from the power of the wicked! 5 They don't know; they don't understand; they wander around in the dark. All the earth's foundations shake. 6 I hereby declare, "You are gods, children of the Most High—all of you! 7 But you will die like mortals; you will fall down like any prince." 8 Rise up, God! Judge the earth because you hold all nations in your possession!
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