82 God ·is in charge of the great meeting [L takes his place/presides in the great assembly/or the assembly of the gods/divine council; C the angels (powers and authorities; Eph. 6:12) are here called “gods”]; he judges among the “gods” [John 10:35–36]. 2 He says, “How long will you ·defend evil people [or judge unfairly]? How long will you show ·greater kindness [favor; preference] to the wicked? ·Selah[Interlude] 3 ·Defend [Judge] the ·weak [or poor] and the orphans; ·defend the rights of [vindicate] the poor and ·suffering [needy]. 4 ·Save [Rescue] the ·weak [or poor] and helpless; ·free [protect] them from the ·power [L hand] of the wicked.
5 “You know nothing. You don’t understand. You walk in the dark, while the ·world is falling apart [L foundations of the earth are tottering]. 6 I said, ‘You are “gods.” You are all sons of God Most High.’ 7 But you will die like any other person; you will fall like all the ·leaders [princes; C God will punish these evil angels].”
8 God, ·come [rise up] and judge the earth, because you ·own [inherit] all the nations.
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