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Psalm 82

A Plea for Justice

A Psalm of Asaph.

1 God astands in the congregation of 1the mighty;

He judges among bthe 2gods.

2 How long will you judge unjustly,

And cshow partiality to the wicked?


3 3Defend the poor and fatherless;

Do justice to the afflicted and dneedy.

4 Deliver the poor and needy;

Free them from the hand of the wicked.

5 They do not know, nor do they understand;

They walk about in darkness;

All the efoundations of the earth are 4unstable.

6 I said, f“You are 5gods,

And all of you are children of the Most High.

7 But you shall die like men,

And fall like one of the princes.”

8 Arise, O God, judge the earth;

gFor You shall inherit all nations.


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