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Psalm 82

Unjust Judgments Rebuked.

A Psalm of Asaph.

1God stands in the divine assembly;
He judges among the gods (divine beings).

How long will you judge unjustly
And show partiality to the wicked? Selah.

Vindicate the weak and fatherless;
Do justice and maintain the rights of the afflicted and destitute.

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


The rulers do not know nor do they understand;
They walk on in the darkness [of complacent satisfaction];
All the foundations of the earth [the fundamental principles of the administration of justice] are shaken.

I said, “You are [a]gods;
Indeed, all of you are sons of the Most High.

“Nevertheless you will die like men
And fall like any one of the princes.”

Arise, O God, judge the earth!
For to You belong all the nations.

Notas al pie

  1. Psalm 82:6 Most of the ancient rabbis understood the idea of “gods” referring to judges, but some applied vv 6, 7 to the Israelites at Sinai and maintained that they would have become immortal as a result of accepting the Law, if only they had not committed the sin of the golden calf.

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Salmos 82

Salmo de Asaf.

1Dios preside el consejo celestial;
    entre los dioses dicta sentencia:

«¿Hasta cuándo defenderéis la injusticia
    y favoreceréis a los impíos? Selah
Defended la causa del huérfano y del desvalido;
    al pobre y al oprimido hacedles justicia.
Salvad al menesteroso y al necesitado;
    libradlos de la mano de los impíos.

»Ellos no saben nada, no entienden nada.
    Deambulan en la oscuridad;
    se estremecen todos los cimientos de la tierra.

»Yo les he dicho: “Vosotros sois dioses;
    todos vosotros sois hijos del Altísimo”.
Pero moriréis como cualquier mortal;
    caeréis como cualquier otro gobernante».

Levántate, oh Dios, y juzga a la tierra,
    pues tuyas son todas las naciones.