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Psalm 82

English Standard Version

1 A Psalm of Asaph. God has taken his place in the divine council; in the midst of the gods he holds judgment: (1Sa 28:13; 2Ch 19:5; Ps 50:1; Ps 58:11; Ec 5:8; Isa 3:13) 2 “How long will you judge unjustly and show partiality to the wicked? (De 1:17; Pr 18:5) 3 Give justice to the weak and the fatherless; maintain the right of the afflicted and the destitute. (Ps 10:18; Ps 41:1; Jer 22:3) 4 Rescue the weak and the needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked.” (Job 29:12; Pr 24:11) 5 They have neither knowledge nor understanding, they walk about in darkness; all the foundations of the earth are shaken. (Ps 10:6; Ps 11:3; Ps 14:4; Pr 2:13; Mic 3:1) 6 I said, “You are gods, sons of the Most High, all of you; (Ps 82:1; Joh 10:34) 7 nevertheless, like men you shall die, and fall like any prince.”[1] (Job 21:32; Ps 49:12; Eze 28:2; Eze 31:14) 8 Arise, O God, judge the earth; for you shall inherit all the nations! (Ps 2:8; Ps 12:5; Re 11:15)