Psalms 82:4

4 1Rescue the weak and the needy; 2deliver 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 Give justice to the weak and the fatherless; maintain the right of the afflicted and the destitute.
4 Rescue the weak and the needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked."
5 They have neither knowledge nor understanding, they walk about in darkness; all the foundations of the earth are shaken.
6 I said, "You are gods, sons of the Most High, all of you;

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