82 1 The Prophet declaring God to be present among the Judges and Magistrates, 2 Reproveth their partiality. 3 And exhorteth them to do justice. 5 But seeing none amendment, 8 He desireth God to undertake the matter and execute justice himself.
A Psalm committeth to Aspah.
1 God standeth in the assembly of [a]gods: he judgeth among gods.
2 How long will ye judge unjustly, and accept the persons of the [b]wicked? Selah.
3 Do right to the poor and fatherless: do justice to the poor and needy.
4 Deliver the poor and [c]needy: save them from the hand of the wicked.
5 They know not and understand nothing: they walk in darkness, albeit all the [d]foundations of the earth be moved.
6 I have said, Ye are gods, and ye all are children of the most High.
7 [e]But ye shall die as a man, and ye princes shall fall like others.
8 O God, arise, therefore judge thou the earth: for thou shalt inherit [f]all nations.
Psalm 82:1The Prophet showeth that if princes and judges do not their duty, God whose authority is above them, will take vengeance on them.
Psalm 82:2For thieves and murderers find favor in judgment, when the cause of the godly cannot be heard.
Psalm 82:4Not only when they cry for help, but when their cause requireth aid and support.
Psalm 82:5That is, all things are out of order either by their tyranny or careless negligence.
Psalm 82:7No title of honor shall excuse you, but you shall be subject to God’s judgment, and render account as well as other men.
Psalm 82:8Therefore no tyrant shall pluck thy right and authority from thee.
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