A psalm of Asaph.
PS 82:1 God presides in the great assembly;
he gives judgment among the "gods":
PS 82:2 "How long will you defend the unjust
and show partiality to the wicked?
PS 82:3 Defend the cause of the weak and fatherless;
maintain the rights of the poor and oppressed.
PS 82:4 Rescue the weak and needy;
deliver them from the hand of the wicked.
PS 82:5 "They know nothing, they understand nothing.
They walk about in darkness;
all the foundations of the earth are shaken.
PS 82:6 "I said, `You are "gods";
you are all sons of the Most High.’
PS 82:7 But you will die like mere men;
you will fall like every other ruler."
PS 82:8 Rise up, O God, judge the earth,
for all the nations are your inheritance.