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ESV — Psalm 82

Rescue the Weak and Needy

A Psalm of lAsaph.

82  mGod nhas taken his place in the divine council;

in the midst of pthe gods he qholds judgment:

“How long will you judge unjustly

and rshow partiality to sthe wicked? Selah

tGive justice to uthe weak and the fatherless;

vmaintain the right of the afflicted and the destitute.

wRescue the weak and the needy;

xdeliver them from the hand of the wicked.”

yThey have neither knowledge nor understanding,

zthey walk about in darkness;

aall the foundations of the earth are bshaken.

cI said, “You are gods,

sons of the Most High, all of you;

nevertheless, like men dyou shall die,

and fall like any prince.”1

eArise, O God, judge the earth;

for you shall finherit all the nations!

Footnotes

[1] 82:7 Or fall as one man, O princes