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Psalm 82:1-8 NIV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 God presides in the great assembly; he gives judgment among the "gods": 1 God presides in the great assembly; he gives judgment among the "gods":
2 "How long will you defend the unjust and show partiality to the wicked? "Selah" 2 "How long will you defend the unjust and show partiality to the wicked? "Selah"
3 Defend the cause of the weak and fatherless; maintain the rights of the poor and oppressed. 3 Defend the cause of the weak and fatherless; maintain the rights of the poor and oppressed.
4 Rescue the weak and needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked. 4 Rescue the weak and needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked.
5 "They know nothing, they understand nothing. They walk about in darkness; all the foundations of the earth are shaken. 5 "They know nothing, they understand nothing. They walk about in darkness; all the foundations of the earth are shaken.
6 "I said, 'You are "gods"; you are all sons of the Most High.' 6 "I said, 'You are "gods"; you are all sons of the Most High.'
7 But you will die like mere men; you will fall like every other ruler." 7 But you will die like mere men; you will fall like every other ruler."
8 Rise up, O God, judge the earth, for all the nations are your inheritance. 8 Rise up, O God, judge the earth, for all the nations are your inheritance.