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Psalm 82New Revised Standard Version, Anglicised (NRSVA)

Psalm 82

A Plea for Justice

A Psalm of Asaph.

God has taken his place in the divine council;
    in the midst of the gods he holds judgement:
‘How long will you judge unjustly
    and show partiality to the wicked?Selah
Give justice to the weak and the orphan;
    maintain the right of the lowly and the destitute.
Rescue the weak and the needy;
    deliver them from the hand of the wicked.’

They have neither knowledge nor understanding,
    they walk around in darkness;
    all the foundations of the earth are shaken.

I say, ‘You are gods,
    children of the Most High, all of you;
nevertheless, you shall die like mortals,
    and fall like any prince.’[a]

Rise up, O God, judge the earth;
    for all the nations belong to you!

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 82:7 Or fall as one man, O princes
New Revised Standard Version, Anglicised (NRSVA)

New Revised Standard Version Bible: Anglicised Edition, copyright © 1989, 1995 the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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