1 God presides in the heavenly council; in the assembly of the gods he gives his decision:
2 "You must stop judging unjustly; you must no longer be partial to the wicked!
3 Defend the rights of the poor and the orphans; be fair to the needy and the helpless.
4 Rescue them from the power of evil people.
5 "How ignorant you are! How stupid! You are completely corrupt, and justice has disappeared from the world.
6 "You are gods,' I said; 1 "all of you are children of the Most High.'
7 But you will die like mortals; your life will end like that of any prince."
8 Come, O God, and rule the world; all the nations are yours.