Psalm 82 - A Plea for Justice

A Psalm of Asaph.


God has taken his place in the divine council; in the midst of the gods he holds judgment: “How long will you judge unjustly and show partiality to the wicked? Selah Give justice to the weak and the orphan; maintain the right of the lowly and the destitute. Rescue the weak and the needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked.”


They have neither knowledge nor understanding, they walk around in darkness; all the foundations of the earth are shaken.


I say, “You are gods, children of the Most High, all of you; nevertheless, you shall die like mortals, and fall like any prince.”[a]


Rise up, O God, judge the earth; for all the nations belong to you!


Footnotes

a. Psalm 82:7 Or fall as one man, O princes


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