Psalm 82
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A Psalm of Asaph

Asking God for Justice

1 God takes his stand in the divine assembly;

among the divinea beingsb he renders judgment:

2“How long will you judge partially

by showing favor on the wicked?c


3“Defend the poor and the fatherless.

Vindicate the afflicted and the poor.

4Rescue the poor and the needy,

delivering them from the power of the wicked.

5They neither know nor understand;

they walk about in the dark

while all the foundations of the earth are shaken.

6“Indeed I said, ‘You are gods,

and all of you are sons of the Most High.

7However, as all human beings do, you will die,

and like other rulers, you will fall.’

8Arise, God, to judge the earth,

for all nations belong to you.

a 82:1 Or angelic
b 82:1 Or the gods
c 82:2 Lit. you lift the face

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