Psalm 82

A psalm of Asaph.

1 God takes his stand in the divine council; he gives judgment among the gods:
2 "How long will you judge unjustly by granting favor to the wicked? Selah
3 Give justice to the lowly and the orphan; maintain the right of the poor and the destitute!
4 Rescue the lowly and the needy. Deliver them from the power of the wicked!
5 They don't know; they don't understand; they wander around in the dark. All the earth's foundations shake.
6 I hereby declare, "You are gods, children of the Most High—all of you!
7 But you will die like mortals; you will fall down like any prince."
8 Rise up, God! Judge the earth because you hold all nations in your possession!