Psalm 82 A Psalm of Asaph. 82 1GOD STANDS in the assembly [of the representatives] of God; in the midst of the magistrates or judges He gives judgment [as] among the gods. 2How long will you [magistrates or judges] judge unjustly and show partiality to the wicked? Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]! 3Do justice to the weak (poor) and fatherless; maintain the rights of the afflicted and needy. 4Deliver the poor and needy; rescue them out of the hand of the wicked. 5[The magistrates and judges] know not, neither will they understand; they walk on in the darkness [of complacent satisfaction]; all the foundations of the earth [the fundamental principles upon which rests the administration of justice] are shaking. 6I said, You are gods [since you judge on My behalf, as My representatives]; indeed, all of you are children of the Most High. 7But you shall die as men and fall as one of the princes. 8Arise, O God, judge the earth! For to You belong all the nations.
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