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Psalm 82 :: English Standard Version (ESV)

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Rescue the Weak and Needy

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 82:1 - A Psalm of Asaph.
God has taken his place in the divine council;
in the midst of the gods he holds judgment:
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 82:2 - “How long will you judge unjustly
and show partiality to the wicked? Selah
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 82:3 - Give justice to the weak and the fatherless;
maintain the right of the afflicted and the destitute.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 82:4 - Rescue the weak and the needy;
deliver them from the hand of the wicked.”
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 82:5 - They have neither knowledge nor understanding,
they walk about in darkness;
all the foundations of the earth are shaken.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 82:6 - I said, “You are gods,
sons of the Most High, all of you;
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 82:7 - nevertheless, like men you shall die,
and fall like any prince.”[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 82:8 - Arise, O God, judge the earth;
for you shall inherit all the nations!
ESV Footnotes
Or fall as one man, O princes

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