Psalms 82

A psalm of Asaph.

1 God presides in the great assembly; he renders judgment among the “gods”:
2 “How long will you[a] defend the unjust and show partiality to the wicked?[b]
3 Defend the weak and the fatherless; uphold the cause of the poor and the oppressed.
4 Rescue the weak and the needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked.
5 “The ‘gods’ know nothing, they understand nothing. They walk about in darkness; all the foundations of the earth are shaken.
6 “I said, ‘You are “gods”; you are all sons of the Most High.’
7 But you will die like mere mortals; you will fall like every other ruler.”
8 Rise up, O God, judge the earth, for all the nations are your inheritance.

Cross References 14

  • 1. Psalms 7:8; Psalms 58:11; Isaiah 3:13; Isaiah 66:16; Joel 3:12
  • 2. S Job 21:22
  • 3. Deuteronomy 1:17
  • 4. Psalms 58:1-2; Proverbs 18:5
  • 5. S Deuteronomy 24:17
  • 6. Psalms 140:12; Jeremiah 5:28; Jeremiah 22:16
  • 7. S Psalms 14:4; S Psalms 53:2; Micah 3:1
  • 8. Job 30:26; Isaiah 5:30; Isaiah 8:21-22; Isaiah 9:2; Isaiah 59:9; Isaiah 60:2; Jeremiah 13:16; Jeremiah 23:12; Lamentations 3:2
  • 9. S Judges 5:4; S Psalms 11:3
  • 10. John 10:34*
  • 11. Psalms 49:12; Ezekiel 31:14
  • 12. Psalms 12:5
  • 13. S Psalms 76:9
  • 14. Psalms 2:8; Revelation 11:15

Footnotes 2

  • [a]. The Hebrew is plural.
  • [b]. The Hebrew has "Selah" (a word of uncertain meaning) here.

Psalms 82 Commentaries

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