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Psalm 82

Rescue the Weak and Needy


      1 God has taken his place in the divine council; 

      in the midst of the gods he holds judgment: 

      2 “How long will you judge unjustly 

      and show partiality to the wicked? Selah 

      3 Give justice to the weak and the fatherless; 

      maintain the right of the afflicted and the destitute. 

      4 Rescue the weak and the needy; 

      deliver them from the hand of the wicked.” 

      5 They have neither knowledge nor understanding, 

      they walk about in darkness; 

      all the foundations of the earth are shaken. 

      6 I said, “You are gods, 

      sons of the Most High, all of you; 

      7 nevertheless, like men you shall die, 

      and fall like any prince.” 

      8 Arise, O God, judge the earth; 

      for you shall inherit all the nations!