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Psalm 82

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The psalmist, having exhorted the judges,

A Psalm by Asaph.

82:1 God presides in the great assembly.
He judges among the gods.

82:2 “How long will you judge unjustly,
and show partiality to the wicked?”


82:3 “Defend the weak, the poor, and the fatherless.
Maintain the rights of the poor and oppressed.

82:4 Rescue the weak and needy.
Deliver them out of the hand of the wicked.”

and reproved their negligence,

82:5 They don’t know, neither do they understand.
They walk back and forth in darkness.
All the foundations of the earth are shaken.

82:6 I said, “You are gods,
all of you are sons of the Most High.

82:7 Nevertheless you shall die like men,
and fall like one of the rulers.”

prays God to judge.

82:8 Arise, God, judge the earth,
for you inherit all of the nations.

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