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Psalm 82 :: New International Version (NIV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 82:1 - A psalm of Asaph. God presides in the great assembly; he renders judgment among the “gods”:
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 82:2 - “How long will you[fn] defend the unjust and show partiality to the wicked?[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 82:3 - Defend the weak and the fatherless; uphold the cause of the poor and the oppressed.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 82:4 - Rescue the weak and the needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 82:5 - “The ‘gods’ know nothing, they understand nothing. They walk about in darkness; all the foundations of the earth are shaken.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 82:6 - “I said, ‘You are “gods”; you are all sons of the Most High.’
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 82:7 - But you will die like mere mortals; you will fall like every other ruler.”
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 82:8 - Rise up, O God, judge the earth, for all the nations are your inheritance.
NIV Footnotes
The Hebrew is plural.
The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here.

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