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Psalm 82 :: New King James Version (NKJV)

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A Plea for Justice
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 82:1 - A Psalm of Asaph.

God stands in the congregation of the mighty;
He judges among the gods.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 82:2 - How long will you judge unjustly,
And show partiality to the wicked? Selah
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 82:3 - Defend the poor and fatherless;
Do justice to the afflicted and needy.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 82:4 - Deliver the poor and needy;
Free them from the hand of the wicked.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 82:5 - They do not know, nor do they understand;
They walk about in darkness;
All the foundations of the earth are unstable.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 82:6 - I said, “You are gods,[fn]
And all of you are children of the Most High.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 82:7 - But you shall die like men,
And fall like one of the princes.”
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 82:8 - Arise, O God, judge the earth;
For You shall inherit all nations.
NKJV Footnotes
Hebrew elohim, mighty ones; that is, the judges
Hebrew elohim, mighty ones; that is, the judges

New King James Version, © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

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