12 Because I delivered the poor who cried for help, And the orphan who had no helper. 13 “The blessing of the one ready to perish came upon me, And I made the widow’s heart sing for joy. 14 “I put on righteousness, and it clothed me; My justice was like a robe and a turban. 15 “I was eyes to the blind And feet to the lame. 16 “I was a father to the needy, And I investigated the case which I did not know. 17 “I broke the jaws of the wicked And snatched the prey from his teeth.
82 God takes His stand in [a]His own congregation; He judges in the midst of the [b]rulers. 2 How long will you judge unjustly And show partiality to the wicked? [c]Selah. 3 Vindicate the weak and fatherless; Do justice to the afflicted and destitute. 4 Rescue the weak and needy; Deliver them out of the hand of the wicked.
5 They do not know nor do they understand; They walk about in darkness; All the foundations of the earth are shaken. 6 [d]I said, “You are gods, And all of you are sons of the Most High. 7 “Nevertheless you will die like men And fall like anyone of the princes.” 8 Arise, O God, judge the earth! For it is You who possesses all the nations.
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