Psalms 82

Rescue the Weak and Needy

A Psalm of a  Asaph.

1 b  God c  has taken his place in the divine council;
in the midst of d  the gods he e  holds judgment:
2How long will you judge unjustly
and f  show partiality to g  the wicked?  Selah
3 h  Give justice to i  the weak and the fatherless;
j  maintain the right of the afflicted and the destitute.
4 k  Rescue the weak and the needy;
l  deliver them from the hand of the wicked.”
5 m  They have neither knowledge nor understanding,
n  they walk about in darkness;
o  all the foundations of the earth are p  shaken.
6 q  I said, “You are gods,
sons of the Most High, all of you;
7nevertheless, like men r  you shall die,
and fall like any prince.”
Or  fall as one man, O princes

8 t  Arise, O God, judge the earth;
for you shall u  inherit all the nations!
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