Compare Translations for Psalm 82:5

Psalm 82:5 ASV
They know not, neither do they understand; They walk to and fro in darkness: All the foundations of the earth are shaken.
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Psalm 82:5 BBE
They have no knowledge or sense; they go about in the dark: all the bases of the earth are moved.
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Psalm 82:5 CEB
They don't know; they don't understand; they wander around in the dark. All the earth's foundations shake.
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Psalm 82:5 CJB
They don't know, they don't understand, they wander about in darkness; meanwhile, all the foundations of the earth are being undermined.
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Psalm 82:5 RHE
(81-5) They have not known nor understood: they walk on in darkness: all the foundations of the earth shall be moved.
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Psalm 82:5 ESV
They have neither knowledge nor understanding, they walk about in darkness; all the foundations of the earth are shaken.
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Psalm 82:5 GW
Wicked people do not know or understand anything. As they walk around in the dark, all the foundations of the earth shake.
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Psalm 82:5 GNT
"How ignorant you are! How stupid! You are completely corrupt, and justice has disappeared from the world.
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Psalm 82:5 HNV
They don't know, neither do they understand. They walk back and forth in darkness. All the foundations of the eretz are shaken.
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Psalm 82:5 CSB
They do not know or understand; they wander in darkness. All the foundations of the earth are shaken.
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Psalm 82:5 KJV
They know not, neither will they understand ; they walk on in darkness: all the foundations of the earth are out of course .
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Psalm 82:5 LEB
They do not know or consider. They go about in the darkness, [so that] all [the] foundations of [the] earth are shaken.
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Psalm 82:5 NAS
They do not know nor do they understand; They walk about in darkness; All the foundations of the earth are shaken.
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Psalm 82:5 NCV
"You know nothing. You don't understand. You walk in the dark, while the world is falling apart.
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Psalm 82:5 NIRV
"You rulers and judges don't know anything. You don't understand anything. You are in the dark about what is right. Law and order have been destroyed all over the world.
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Psalm 82:5 NIV
"They know nothing, they understand nothing. They walk about in darkness; all the foundations of the earth are shaken.
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Psalm 82:5 NKJV
They do not know, nor do they understand; They walk about in darkness; All the foundations of the earth are unstable.
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Psalm 82:5 NLT
But these oppressors know nothing; they are so ignorant! And because they are in darkness, the whole world is shaken to the core.
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Psalm 82:5 NRS
They have neither knowledge nor understanding, they walk around in darkness; all the foundations of the earth are shaken.
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Psalm 82:5 RSV
They have neither knowledge nor understanding, they walk about in darkness; all the foundations of the earth are shaken.
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Psalm 82:5 DBY
They know not, neither do they understand; they walk on in darkness: all the foundations of the earth are moved.
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Psalm 82:5 MSG
Ignorant judges! Head-in-the-sand judges! They haven't a clue to what's going on. And now everything's falling apart, the world's coming unglued.
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Psalm 82:5 WBT
They know not, neither will they understand; they walk on in darkness: all the foundations of the earth are out of course.
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Psalm 82:5 TMB
They know not, neither will they understand. They walk on in darkness: all the foundations of the earth are out of course.
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Psalm 82:5 TNIV
"The 'gods' know nothing, they understand nothing. They walk about in darkness; all the foundations of the earth are shaken.
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Psalm 82:5 WEB
They don't know, neither do they understand. They walk back and forth in darkness. All the foundations of the earth are shaken.
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Psalm 82:5 WYC
They know not, neither understand, they go in darknesses; all the foundaments of earth shall be moved. (But ye know not, nor do ye understand, that ye go in darkness; and that all the foundations of the earth have been shaken.)
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Psalm 82:5 YLT
They knew not, nor do they understand, In darkness they walk habitually, Moved are all the foundations of earth.
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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.