82 When all of the other gods[a] have come together, the Lord God judges them and says: 2 “How long will you keep judging unfairly and favoring evil people? 3 Be fair to the poor and to orphans. Defend the helpless and everyone in need. 4 Rescue the weak and homeless from the powerful hands of heartless people.
5 “None of you know or understand a thing. You live in darkness, while the foundations of the earth tremble.[b]
6 “I, the Most High God, say that all of you are gods[c] and also my own children. 7 But you will die, just like everyone else, including powerful rulers.”
8 Do something, God! Judge the nations of the earth; they belong to you.
82.1the other gods: This probably refers to the gods of the nations that God defeated, but it could refer to God’s servants (angels) in heaven or even to human rulers.
82.5foundations. . . tremble: In ancient times it was believed that the earth was flat and supported by columns.
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