A psalm of Asaph.

1 God presides in the great assembly; he renders judgment among the “gods”:

References for Psalms 82:1

2 “How long will youa defend the unjust and show partiality to the wicked?b

References for Psalms 82:2

    • ĵ 82:2 - The Hebrew is plural.
    • Ķ 82:2 - The Hebrew has "Selah" (a word of uncertain meaning) here.
      3 Defend the weak and the fatherless; uphold the cause of the poor and the oppressed.
      4 Rescue the weak and the needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked.
      5 “The ‘gods’ 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.’

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      7 But you will die like mere mortals; you will fall like every other ruler.”

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      8 Rise up, O God, judge the earth, for all the nations are your inheritance.

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