A psalm of Asaph.

God Commands Justice

1 God stands in the divine assembly; he administers judgment in the midst of [the] gods.
2 "How long will you judge unjustly and {show favoritism to the wicked}? Selah
3 Judge [on behalf of the] helpless and [the] orphan; provide justice [to the] afflicted and [the] poor.
4 Rescue [the] helpless and [the] needy; deliver [them] from the hand of [the] wicked."
5 They do not know or consider. They go about in the darkness, [so that] all [the] foundations of [the] earth are shaken.
6 I have said, "You [are] gods, and sons of the Most High, all of you.
7 However, you will die like men, and you will fall like one of the princes."
8 Rise up, O God, judge the earth, because you shall inherit all the nations.