New American Standard Bible

Psalm 82

Unjust Judgments Rebuked.

A Psalm of Asaph.

1God takes His stand in [a]His own congregation;
He judges in the midst of the [b]rulers.
How long will you judge unjustly
And show partiality to the wicked? [c]Selah.
Vindicate the weak and fatherless;
Do justice to the afflicted and destitute.
Rescue the weak and needy;
Deliver them out of the hand of the wicked.

They do not know nor do they understand;
They walk about in darkness;
All the foundations of the earth are shaken.
[d]I said, “You are gods,
And 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 it is You who possesses all the nations.

Notas al pie

  1. Psalm 82:1 Lit the congregation of God
  2. Psalm 82:1 Lit gods
  3. Psalm 82:2 Selah may mean: Pause, Crescendo or Musical interlude
  4. Psalm 82:6 Lit I, on my part

New International Version

Psalm 82

Psalm 82

A psalm of Asaph.

God presides in the great assembly;
    he renders judgment among the “gods”:

“How long will you[a] defend the unjust
    and show partiality to the wicked?[b]
Defend the weak and the fatherless;
    uphold the cause of the poor and the oppressed.
Rescue the weak and the needy;
    deliver them from the hand of the wicked.

“The ‘gods’ know nothing, they understand nothing.
    They walk about in darkness;
    all the foundations of the earth are shaken.

“I said, ‘You are “gods”;
    you are all sons of the Most High.’
But you will die like mere mortals;
    you will fall like every other ruler.”

Rise up, O God, judge the earth,
    for all the nations are your inheritance.

Notas al pie

  1. Psalm 82:2 The Hebrew is plural.
  2. Psalm 82:2 The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here.