(A psalm of Asaph’s.)
82 God stands in the divine convention,
pronounces judgment in the midst of gods.
2 “How long will you judge unfairly,
show favor to wrong-doers? (Selah)
3 Give judgment for poor man and orphan;
allow a downtrodden and impoverished man to be in the right.
4 Preserve a poor and needy man;
deliver him from wrong-doers’ hands.
5 They do not know; they do not perceive;
they walk in the dark;
all earth’s foundations give way.
6 I thought you were gods,
and sons of the Most High all of you;
7 But you shall die like human beings,
fall like any grandees.”
8 Rise, God; judge the earth;
for you are liege lord over all the nations.