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Psalm 82 :: Legacy Standard Bible (LSB)

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God Stands in Judgment

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A Psalm of Asaph.

God takes His stand in the congregation of [fn]God;

He judges in the midst of [fn]gods.

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How long will you judge unrighteously

And show partiality to the wicked? [fn]Selah.

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Give justice to the poor and the orphan;

Justify the afflicted and destitute.

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Protect the poor and needy;

Deliver them out of the hand of the wicked.

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They do not know and do not understand;

They walk about in darkness;

All the foundations of the earth are shaken.

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[fn]I said, “You are gods,

And all of you are sons of the Most High.

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“Nevertheless you will die like men

And you will fall like any one of the princes.”

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Arise, O God, judge the earth!

For it is You who will inherit all the nations.

LSB Footnotes
Heb El; the one true God
Or rulers
Selah may mean Pause, Crescendo, Musical Interlude
Lit I, on my part

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