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: 2 “How long will you judge unjustly and show partiality to the wicked? Selah 3 Give justice to the weak and the orphan; maintain the right of the lowly and the destitute. 4 Rescue the weak and the needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked.”
5 They have neither knowledge nor understanding, they walk around in darkness; all the foundations of the earth are shaken.
6 I say, “You are gods, children of the Most High, all of you; 7 nevertheless, you shall die like mortals, and fall like any prince.”[a]
8 Rise up, O God, judge the earth; for all the nations belong to you!
a. Psalm 82:7 Or fall as one man, O princes
New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)
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