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Psalm 82 :: New Living Translation (NLT)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 82:1 - A psalm of Asaph.

God presides over heaven’s court;
he pronounces judgment on the heavenly beings:
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 82:2 - “How long will you hand down unjust decisions
by favoring the wicked?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 82:3 - “Give justice to the poor and the orphan;
uphold the rights of the oppressed and the destitute.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 82:4 - Rescue the poor and helpless;
deliver them from the grasp of evil people.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 82:5 - But these oppressors know nothing;
they are so ignorant!
They wander about in darkness,
while the whole world is shaken to the core.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 82:6 - I say, ‘You are gods;
you are all children of the Most High.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 82:7 - But you will die like mere mortals
and fall like every other ruler.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 82:8 - Rise up, O God, and judge the earth,
for all the nations belong to you.

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