Psalms - Chapter 82

1

A psalm of Asaph. God presides in the great assembly; he gives judgment among the "gods":


2

"How long will you defend the unjust and show partiality to the wicked? Selah


3

Defend the cause of the weak and fatherless; maintain the rights of the poor and oppressed.


4

Rescue the weak and needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked.


5

"They 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 men; you will fall like every other ruler."


8

Rise up, O God, judge the earth, for all the nations are your inheritance.