New International Reader's Version

Psalm 82

Psalm 82

A psalm of Asaph.

God takes his place at the head of a large gathering of leaders.
    He announces his decisions among them.

He says, “How long will you stand up for those who aren’t fair to others?
    How long will you show mercy to sinful people?
Stand up for the weak and for children whose fathers have died.
    Protect the rights of people who are poor or treated badly.
Save those who are weak and needy.
    Save them from the power of sinful people.

“You leaders don’t know anything.
    You don’t understand anything.
You are in the dark about what is right.
    Law and order have been destroyed all over the world.

“I said, ‘You leaders are like gods.
    You are all children of the Most High God.’
But you will die, like mere human beings.
    You will die like every other leader.”

God, rise up. Judge the earth.
    All the nations belong to you.

Nkwa Asem

Nnwom 82

Onyankopɔn, Ɔhene Kɛse

1Onyankopɔn yɛ ɔsoro agyinatufo panyin. Anyame betwa hyia a, ɔno na obu atɛn se, “Munnyae atɛnkyewbu; mummmu amumɔyɛfo atɛnkyew. Mommɔ ahiafo ne akunafo yiyedi ho ban. Mummmu mo ani nngu ahiafo ne wɔn a wonni aboafo so. Munnye wɔn mfi nnipa amumɔyɛfo tumi ase. Nim a munnim ne nkwasea a moyɛ! Moadan nnebɔneyɛfo ama atɛntrenee ayera wɔ wiase! Mekae se, “Moyɛ anyame; mo nyinaa yɛ Ɔsorosoroni no mma. Nanso mubewuwu sɛ nnipa; mo nkwa nna to betwa sɛ ɔhene ba biara.” Bra, O Onyankopɔn, na bedi wiase so; aman nyinaa yɛ wo dea.