Compare Translations for Psalm 82:1

Psalm 82:1 ASV
God standeth in the congregation of God; He judgeth among the gods.
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Psalm 82:1 CEB
God takes his stand in the divine council; he gives judgment among the gods:
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Psalm 82:1 CJB
A psalm of Asaf: Elohim [God] stands in the divine assembly; there with the elohim [judges], he judges:
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Psalm 82:1 RHE
(81-1) <A psalm for Asaph.> God hath stood in the congregation of gods: and being in the midst of them he judgeth gods.
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Psalm 82:1 ESV
God has taken his place in the divine council; in the midst of the gods he holds judgment:
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Psalm 82:1 GW
God takes his place in his own assembly. He pronounces judgment among the gods:
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Psalm 82:1 GNT
God presides in the heavenly council; in the assembly of the gods he gives his decision:
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Psalm 82:1 CSB
God has taken His place in the divine assembly; He judges among the gods:
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Psalm 82:1 KJV
God standeth in the congregation of the mighty; he judgeth among the gods.
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Psalm 82:1 LEB
God stands in the divine assembly; he administers judgment in the midst of [the] gods.
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Psalm 82:1 NAS
God takes His stand in His own congregation ; He judges in the midst of the rulers.
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Psalm 82:1 NCV
God is in charge of the great meeting; he judges among the "gods."
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Psalm 82:1 NIRV
God takes his place at the head of a large gathering of rulers and judges. He announces his decisions among them.
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Psalm 82:1 NIV
God presides in the great assembly; he gives judgment among the "gods":
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Psalm 82:1 NKJV
A Psalm of Asaph. God stands in the congregation of the mighty; He judges among the gods.
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Psalm 82:1 NLT
A psalm of Asaph. God presides over heaven's court; he pronounces judgment on the judges:
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Psalm 82:1 NRS
God has taken his place in the divine council; in the midst of the gods he holds judgment:
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Psalm 82:1 RSV
A Psalm of Asaph. God has taken his place in the divine council; in the midst of the gods he holds judgment:
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Psalm 82:1 DBY
{A Psalm of Asaph.} God standeth in the assembly of God, he judgeth among the gods.
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Psalm 82:1 MSG
God calls the judges into his courtroom, he puts all the judges in the dock.
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Psalm 82:1 WBT
A Psalm of Asaph. God standeth in the congregation of the mighty; he judgeth among the gods.
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Psalm 82:1 TNIV
God presides in the great assembly; he gives judgment among the "gods":
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Psalm 82:1 WEB
God presides in the great assembly. He judges among the gods.
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Psalm 82:1 WYC
The psalm of Asaph. God stood in the synagogue of gods; forsooth he deemeth gods in the middle. (The song of Asaph. God standeth in the council of heaven; and he judgeth among the gods.)
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Psalm 82:1 YLT
-- A Psalm of Asaph. God hath stood in the company of God, In the midst God doth judge.
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Psalms 82 Commentary - Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Concise)

Chapter 82

An exhortation to judges. (1-5) The doom of evil rulers. (6-8)

Verses 1-5 Magistrates are the mighty in authority for the public good. Magistrates are the ministers of God's providence, for keeping up order and peace, and particularly in punishing evil-doers, and protecting those that do well. Good princes and good judges, who mean well, are under Divine direction; and bad ones, who mean ill, are under Divine restraint. The authority of God is to be submitted to, in those governors whom his providence places over us. But when justice is turned from what is right, no good can be expected. The evil actions of public persons are public mischiefs.

Verses 6-8 It is hard for men to have honour put upon them, and not to be proud of it. But all the rulers of the earth shall die, and all their honour shall be laid in the dust. God governs the world. There is a righteous God to whom we may go, and on whom we may depend. This also has respect to the kingdom of the Messiah. Considering the state of affairs in the world, we have need to pray that the Lord Jesus would speedily rule over all nations, in truth, righteousness, and peace.

Psalms 82 Commentary - Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

PSALM 82

Psalms 82:1-8 . Before the great Judge, the judges of the earth are rebuked, exhorted, and threatened.

1. congregation--(Compare Exodus 12:3 , 16:1 ).
of the mighty--that is, of God, of His appointment.
the gods--or, "judges" ( Exodus 21:6 , 22:9 ), God's representatives.

2. accept the persons--literally, "lift up the faces," that is, from dejection, or admit to favor and communion, regardless of merit ( Leviticus 19:15 , Proverbs 18:5 ).

3, 4. So must good judges act ( Psalms 10:14 , Job 29:12 ).

4. poor and needy--(Compare Psalms 34:10 , 41:1 ).

5. By the wilful ignorance and negligence of judges, anarchy ensues ( Psalms 11:3 , 75:3 ).
out of course--(Compare Margin; Psalms 9:6 , 62:2 ).

6, 7. Though God admitted their official dignity ( John 10:34 ), He reminds them of their mortality.

7. fall like, &c.--be cut off suddenly ( Psalms 20:8 , 91:7 ).

8. As rightful sovereign of earth, God is invoked personally to correct the evils of His representatives.