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Psalms 82

Psalm 82

Rescue the Weak and Needy

A Psalm of Asaph.

[1] 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 fatherless;
maintain the right of the afflicted 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 about in darkness;
all the foundations of the earth are shaken.

[6] I said, “You are gods,
sons of the Most High, all of you;
[7] nevertheless, like men you shall die,
and fall like any prince.”

[8] Arise, O God, judge the earth;
for you shall inherit all the nations! (ESV)