Psalm 82
A Plea for Righteous Judgment
A psalm of Asaph.82:0 1Ch 16:5,7
1God stands in the divine assembly;
he pronounces judgment among the gods:82:1 Or the heavenly beings, or the earthly rulers; Hb elohim82:1 Jb 21:22; Ps 7:8; 58:11
2“How long will you judge unjustly
and show partiality to the wicked?82:2 Dt 1:17; Pr 18:5; Mal 2:9Selah
3Provide justice for the needy and the fatherless;
uphold the rights of the oppressed and the destitute.82:3 Dt 24:17; Is 11:4; Jr 22:16
4Rescue the poor and needy;
save them from the power of the wicked.”82:4 Jb 29:12; Pr 24:11

5They do not know or understand;
they wander in darkness.82:5 Pr 2:13; Is 44:18
All the foundations of the earth are shaken.82:5 Ps 11:3

6I said, “You are gods;82:6 Jn 10:34
you are all sons of the Most High.82:6 Ps 82:1; Lk 6:35
7However, you will die like humans
and fall like any other ruler.”82:7 Ps 49:12

8Rise up, God, judge the earth,
for all the nations belong to you.82:8 Ps 58:11; 96:13