THE *BOOK OF
Psalm 82 ©
The psalmist records that God presides in judgment. And he puts the judges in mind of their office, punishing their lack of judgment and neglect; with a threatening annexed against it.
A 1Psalm of Asaph.
God 2standeth 3in the congregation of the mighty; 4he judgeth 5among the gods.
6How long will ye judge unjustly, and accept 7the persons of the wicked? Selah.
8Defend the poor and fatherless: 9do justice to the afflicted and needy.
Delivera the poor and needy: rid them out of the hand 10of the wicked.
11They know not, neither will they understand; they 12walk on in darkness: 13all the foundations of the earth are out of course.
14I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High.
15But ye shall die 16like men, and 17fall 18like one of the princes.
Arise, O God, 19judge the earth: forb20thou shalt inherit all nations.