Psalms 82

A Psalm of Asaph.

1 God (Elohim) standeth in the congregation of the 4djudges (elohim); He judgeth among the judges (elohim).

2 How long will you judge unjustly, and accept the persons of the wicked? Selah.

3 Defend the poor and fatherless; do justice to the afflicted and needy.

4 Deliver the poor and needy; rid them out of the hand of the wicked.

5 They know not, neither will they understand; they walk on in darkness; all the foundations of the earth are out of course.

6 I have said, “You are judges (elohim); and all of you are children of the Most High (Elyon).

7 But you shall die like men, and fall like one of the princes.”

8 Arise, O God (Elohim), judge the earth; for You shalt inherit all nations.