Psalm 82 Evangelical Heritage Version (EHV)
Woe to Corrupt Rulers
A psalm by Asaph.
Judgment on Corrupt Rulers
1 God is standing in the assembly of God.
In the midst of the gods he renders judgment.
2 How long will you judge unjustly
and show favoritism to the wicked? Interlude
3 Judge in favor of the weak and the fatherless.
Acquit the oppressed and the poor.
4 Rescue the weak and the needy.
Deliver them from the hand of the wicked.
5 They do not know. They do not understand.
They walk around in darkness.
All the foundations of the earth are shaken.
6 I myself said, “You are ‘gods,’
and you are all ‘sons of the Most High.’
7 But you will die like men.
You will fall like any other ruler.”
8 Rise up, O God. Judge the earth,
for you will take possession of all the nations.