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  • Psalm 82

    Psalm 82

    A psalm of Asaph.

    82 God takes his stand in the divine council;
        he gives judgment among the gods:
    “How long will you judge unjustly
        by granting favor to the wicked? Selah
    Give justice to the lowly and the orphan;
        maintain the right of the poor and the destitute!
    Rescue the lowly and the needy.
        Deliver them from the power of the wicked!

    They don’t know; they don’t understand;
        they wander around in the dark.
        All the earth’s foundations shake.

        I hereby declare, “You are gods,
        children of the Most High—all of you!
    But you will die like mortals;
        you will fall down like any prince.”

    Rise up, God! Judge the earth
        because you hold all nations in your possession!