82:1 God stands in1 the assembly of El;2
in the midst of the gods3 he renders judgment.4
82:2 He says,5 “How long will you make unjust legal decisions
and show favoritism to the wicked?6
82:3 Defend the cause of the poor and the fatherless!7
Vindicate the oppressed and suffering!
82:4 Rescue the poor and needy!
Deliver them from the power8 of the wicked!
82:5 They9 neither know nor understand.
They stumble10 around in the dark,
while all the foundations of the earth crumble.11
82:6 I thought,12 ‘You are gods;
all of you are sons of the Most High.’13
82:7 Yet you will die like mortals;14
you will fall like all the other rulers.”15
82:8 Rise up, O God, and execute judgment on the earth!
For you own16 all the nations.
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