Psalm 82 NIV

A psalm of Asaph.

1 God presides in the great assembly; he gives judgment1 among the "gods":2

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2 "How long will youa defend the unjust and show partiality3 to the wicked?4 "Selah"

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    • a 82:2 - The Hebrew is plural.
      3 Defend the cause of the weak and fatherless;5 maintain the rights of the poor6 and oppressed.

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      4 Rescue the weak and needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked.
      5 "They know nothing, they understand nothing.7 They walk about in darkness;8 all the foundations9 of the earth are shaken.

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      6 "I said, 'You are "gods";10 you are all sons of the Most High.'

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      7 But you will die11 like mere men; you will fall like every other ruler."

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      8 Rise up,12 O God, judge13 the earth, for all the nations are your inheritance.14

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