Psalm 82 ESV

Rescue the Weak and Needy

A Psalm of Asaph.

1 1God 2has taken his place in the divine council; in the midst of 3the gods he 4holds judgment:

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2 "How long will you judge unjustly and 5show partiality to 6the wicked? Selah

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3 7Give justice to 8the weak and the fatherless; 9maintain the right of the afflicted and the destitute.

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4 10Rescue the weak and the needy; 11deliver them from the hand of the wicked."

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5 12They have neither knowledge nor understanding, 13they walk about in darkness; 14all the foundations of the earth are 15shaken.

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      6 16I said, "You are gods, sons of the Most High, all of you;

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          7 nevertheless, like men 17you shall die, and fall like any prince."a

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            • ă 82:7 - Or fall as one man, O princes
              8 18Arise, O God, judge the earth; for you shall 19inherit all the nations!

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