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Psalm 82:3 ASV
Judge the poor and fatherless: Do justice to the afflicted and destitute.
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Psalm 82:3 BBE
Give ear to the cause of the poor and the children without fathers; let those who are troubled and in need have their rights.
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Psalm 82:3 CEB
Give justice to the lowly and the orphan; maintain the right of the poor and the destitute!
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Psalm 82:3 CJB
Give justice to the weak and fatherless! Uphold the rights of the wretched and poor!
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Psalm 82:3 RHE
(81-3) Judge for the needy and fatherless: do justice to the humble and the poor.
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Psalm 82:3 ESV
Give justice to the weak and the fatherless; maintain the right of the afflicted and the destitute.
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Psalm 82:3 GW
Defend weak people and orphans. Protect the rights of the oppressed and the poor.
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Psalm 82:3 GNT
Defend the rights of the poor and the orphans; be fair to the needy and the helpless.
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Psalm 82:3 HNV
"Defend the weak, the poor, and the fatherless. Maintain the rights of the poor and oppressed.
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Psalm 82:3 CSB
Provide justice for the needy and the fatherless; uphold the rights of the oppressed and the destitute.
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Psalm 82:3 KJV
Defend the poor and fatherless: do justice to the afflicted and needy .
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Psalm 82:3 LEB
Judge [on behalf of the] helpless and [the] orphan; provide justice [to the] afflicted and [the] poor.
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Psalm 82:3 NAS
Vindicate the weak and fatherless; Do justice to the afflicted and destitute.
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Psalm 82:3 NCV
Defend the weak and the orphans; defend the rights of the poor and suffering.
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Psalm 82:3 NIRV
Stand up for those who are weak and for those whose fathers have died. See to it that those who are poor and those who are beaten down are treated fairly.
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Psalm 82:3 NIV
Defend the cause of the weak and fatherless; maintain the rights of the poor and oppressed.
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Psalm 82:3 NKJV
Defend the poor and fatherless; Do justice to the afflicted and needy.
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Psalm 82:3 NLT
"Give fair judgment to the poor and the orphan; uphold the rights of the oppressed and the destitute.
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Psalm 82:3 NRS
Give justice to the weak and the orphan; maintain the right of the lowly and the destitute.
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Psalm 82:3 RSV
Give justice to the weak and the fatherless; maintain the right of the afflicted and the destitute.
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Psalm 82:3 DBY
Judge the poor and the fatherless, do justice to the afflicted and the destitute;
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Psalm 82:3 MSG
You're here to defend the defenseless, to make sure that underdogs get a fair break;
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Psalm 82:3 WBT
Defend the poor and fatherless: do justice to the afflicted and needy.
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Psalm 82:3 TMB
Defend the poor and fatherless; do justice to the afflicted and needy.
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Psalm 82:3 TNIV
Defend the weak and the fatherless; uphold the cause of the poor and the oppressed.
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Psalm 82:3 WEB
"Defend the weak, the poor, and the fatherless. Maintain the rights of the poor and oppressed.
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Psalm 82:3 WYC
Deem ye to the needy man, and to the motherless child; justify ye the meek man and poor. (Judge ye for the needy, and for the motherless; give ye justice to the weak, and to the poor.)
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Psalm 82:3 YLT
Judge ye the weak and fatherless, The afflicted and the poor declare righteous.
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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.