Psalms 82:4

4 Rescue the poor and needy; save them from the hand of the wicked."

Psalms 82:4 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 82:4

Deliver the poor and needy
From his adversary and oppressor, who is mightier than he, and draws him to the judgment seat; when it is not in his power to defend himself against him, and get out of his hands, unless a righteous judge will show a regard to him and his cause; and sometimes even an unjust judge, through importunity, will do this, as everyone ought, and every righteous one will:

rid them out of the hand of the wicked;
this was what the poor widow importuned the unjust judge for, and obtained, ( Luke 18:3-5 ) .

Psalms 82:4 In-Context

2 "How long will you judge unjustly and show partiality to the wicked? Selah
3 Provide justice for the needy and the fatherless; uphold the rights of the oppressed and the destitute.
4 Rescue the poor and needy; save them from the hand of the wicked."
5 They do not know or understand; they wander in darkness. All the foundations of the earth are shaken.
6 I said, "You are gods; you are all sons of the Most High.

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. Ps 18:43,48; 37:40; 71:4