A psalm of Asaph. 82 1God presides over heaven’s court; He pronounces judgment on the heavenly beings: 2“How long will you hand down unjust decisions by favoring the wicked? Interlude 3“Give justice to the poor and the orphan; uphold the rights of the oppressed and the destitute. 4Rescue the poor and helpless; deliver them from the grasp of evil people. 5But these oppressors know nothing; they are so ignorant! They wander about in darkness, while the whole world is shaken to the core. 6I say, ‘You are gods; you are all children of the Most High. 7But you will die like mere mortals and fall like every other ruler.’ ” 8Rise up, O God, and judge the earth, for all the nations belong to You.
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