A psalm of Asaph.

God Commands Justice

1 God stands in the divine assembly; he administers judgment in the midst of [the] gods.
References for Psalms 82:1
    • a 82:1 - The Hebrew Bible counts the superscription as the first verse of the psalm
    • b 82:1 - Or "assembly of El "
    • c 82:1 - Hebrew elohim
      2 "How long will you judge unjustly and {show favoritism to the wicked}? Selah
      References for Psalms 82:2
        • d 82:2 - Literally "lift up the faces of the wicked"
          3 Judge [on behalf of the] helpless and [the] orphan; provide justice [to the] afflicted and [the] poor.
          4 Rescue [the] helpless and [the] needy; deliver [them] from the hand of [the] wicked."
          5 They do not know or consider. They go about in the darkness, [so that] all [the] foundations of [the] earth are shaken.
          References for Psalms 82:5
            • e 82:5 - Or "understand"
              6 I have said, "You [are] gods, and sons of the Most High, all of you.
              References for Psalms 82:6
                • f 82:6 - Hebrew "I, I have said"
                  7 However, you will die like men, and you will fall like one of the princes."
                  References for Psalms 82:7
                      8 Rise up, O God, judge the earth, because you shall inherit all the nations.
                      References for Psalms 82:8
                        • h 82:8 - Or "receive an inheritance"