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Psalm 82

New International Version

1 God presides in the great assembly; he renders judgment among the ‘gods’: 2 ‘How long will you[1] defend the unjust and show partiality to the wicked?[2] 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. 5 ‘The “gods” know nothing, they understand nothing. They walk about in darkness; all the foundations of the earth are shaken. 6 ‘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.’ 8 Rise up, O God, judge the earth, for all the nations are your inheritance.