Psalm 82 CSB

A Plea for Righteous Judgment

A psalm of Asaph.

1 God has taken His place in the divine assembly; He judges among the gods:a

References for Psalms 82:1

    • a 82:1 - Either heavenly beings or earthly rulers
    • b 82:1 - Ps 7:8; Jb 21:22; Isa 2:4
      2 "How long will you judge unjustly and show partiality to the wicked? Selah

      References for Psalms 82:2

        • c 82:2 - Lv 19:15; Pr 18:5; Mal 2:9
          3 Provide justice for the needy and the fatherless; uphold the rights of the oppressed and the destitute.

          References for Psalms 82:3

            • d 82:3 - Dt 27:19; Pr 17:5; Isa 11:4
              4 Rescue the poor and needy; save them from the hand of the wicked."

              References for Psalms 82:4

                • e 82:4 - Ps 18:43,48; 37:40; 71:4
                  5 They do not know or understand; they wander in darkness. All the foundations of the earth are shaken.

                  References for Psalms 82:5

                    • f 82:5 - Isa 44:18
                      6 I said, "You are gods;b you are all sons of the Most High.

                      References for Psalms 82:6

                        • g 82:6 - Isa 41:23
                        • h 82:6 - Jn 10:34-35
                          7 However, you will die like men and fall like any other ruler."
                          8 Rise up, God, judge the earth, for all the nations belong to You.