Psalms 82

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A PSALM OF ASAPH. God has taken his place in the divine council; in the midst of the gods he holds judgment:

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"How long will you judge unjustly and show partiality to the wicked? Selah

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Give justice to the weak and the fatherless; maintain the right of the afflicted and the destitute.

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Rescue the weak and the needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked."

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

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I said, "You are gods, sons of the Most High, all of you;

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nevertheless, like men you shall die, and fall like any prince."

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Arise, O God, judge the earth; for you shall inherit all the nations!