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Do you indeed pronounce justice, O gods;[a]
    do you judge fairly you children of Adam?(A)
No, you freely engage in crime;
    your hands dispense violence to the earth.

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  1. 58:2 Gods: the Bible sometimes understands pagan gods to be lesser divine beings who are assigned by Israel’s God to rule the foreign nations. Here they are accused of injustice, permitting the human judges under their patronage to abuse the righteous, cf. Ps 82.