A song of Asaph.
Psalm 82 provides an image of a heavenly scene in which God accuses His heavenly messengers of not caring for the poor and pursuing justice.
1 The True God stands to preside over the heavenly council.
He pronounces judgment on the so-called gods.
2 He asks: “How long will you judge dishonestly
and be partial to the wicked?”
3 “Stand up for the poor and the orphan;
advocate for the rights of the afflicted and those in need.
- 82:2 Literally, selah, likely a musical direction from a Hebrew root meaning “to lift up”