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Psalm 82

A psalm by Asaph.

Elohim takes his place in his own assembly.
    He pronounces judgment among the gods:
“How long are you going to judge unfairly?
    How long are you going to side with wicked people?” Selah

Defend weak people and orphans.
    Protect the rights of the oppressed and the poor.
Rescue weak and needy people.
    Help them escape the power of wicked people.

Wicked people do not know or understand anything.
    As they walk around in the dark,
        all the foundations of the earth shake.
I said, “You are gods.
    You are all sons of Elyon.
        You will certainly die like humans
            and fall like any prince.”

Arise, O Elohim!
    Judge the earth, because all the nations belong to you.