Psalm 82 TNIV

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?b4

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    • a 82:2 - The Hebrew is plural.
    • b 82:2 - The Hebrew has "Selah" (a word of uncertain meaning) here.
      3 Defend the weak and the fatherless;5 uphold the cause of the poor6 and the oppressed.

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      4 Rescue the weak and the needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked.
      5 "The 'gods' 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 mortals; 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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