Psalm 82

1The Psalmist having exhorted the judges, 5and reproved their misconduct, 8prayeth God to judge.

0 A Psalm aof Asaph.

1 God 1standeth in the 2congregation of the mighty; he judgeth among the gods.

2 How long will ye 1judge unjustly, and accept the persons 2of the wicked? Selah.

3 aDefend the poor and fatherless: do justice to the afflicted and needy.

4 1Deliver the poor and needy: rid them out of the hand of the wicked.

5 They 1know not, neither will they understand; 2they walk on in darkness: 3all the foundations of the earth are aout of course.

6 I 1have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High.

7 But 1ye shall die like men, and fall like one of the princes.

8 1Arise, O God, judge the earth: for 2thou shalt inherit all nations.