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.