Psalm 82

Unjust Judgments Rebuked.

A Psalm of Asaph. 1God stands in the divine assembly;
He judges among the gods (divine beings).
2How long will you judge unjustly
And show partiality to the wicked? Selah.
3Vindicate the weak and fatherless;
Do justice and maintain the rights of the afflicted and destitute.
4Rescue the weak and needy;
Rescue them from the hand of the wicked.
5The rulers do not know nor do they understand;
They walk on in the darkness [of complacent satisfaction];
All the foundations of the earth [the fundamental principles of the administration of justice] are shaken.
6I said, “You are gods;
Indeed, all of you are sons of the Most High.
7“Nevertheless you will die like men
And fall like any one of the princes.”
8Arise, O God, judge the earth!
For to You belong all the nations.