A psalm of Asaph. God presides over heaven's court; he pronounces judgment on the judges:
"How long will you judges hand down unjust decisions? How long will you shower special favors on the wicked? Interlude
"Give fair judgment to the poor and the orphan; uphold the rights of the oppressed and the destitute.
Rescue the poor and helpless; deliver them from the grasp of evil people.
But these oppressors know nothing; they are so ignorant! And because they are in darkness, the whole world is shaken to the core.
I say, 'You are gods and children of the Most High.
But in death you are mere men. You will fall as any prince, for all must die.'"
Rise up, O God, and judge the earth, for all the nations belong to you.
Scripture quotations marked NLT are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved. (New Living Translation - The Bible Online)