Psalm 82

A Plea for Righteous Judgment

A psalm of Asaph.

1 God has taken His place in the divine assembly; He judges among the gods:a
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;b you are all sons of the Most High.
7 However, you will die like men and fall like any other ruler."
8 Rise up, God, judge the earth, for all the nations belong to You.