Psalms 82 - NIV

A psalm of Asaph.


God presides in the great assembly;
he renders judgment among the “gods”:


“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.


“The ‘gods’ know nothing, they understand nothing.
They walk about in darkness;
all the foundations of the earth are shaken.


“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.”


Rise up, O God, judge the earth,
for all the nations are your inheritance.


a. Psalms 82:2 The Hebrew is plural.
b. Psalms 82:2 The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here.

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